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  • Sacred Sites Open House Weekend Coming Up!

    GVSHP is proud to be a co-sponsor of the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Open House Weekend, which is this weekend, Saturday May 16th and Sunday May 17th.  According to NYLC: Each spring, congregations throughout the State open their doors so neighbors can experience […]

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  • McCreery’s Then & Now: Dry Goods to Duplexes

      The middle of the 19th Century saw an influx of wealthy New Yorkers moving north of Washington Square.  To cater to this growing population, lavish new developments began to spring up around Union Square.  Gothic Revival religious institutions such as the James Renwick-designed Grace […]

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  • First Presbyterian Church in winter. New York Bound Collection, GVSHP archive, undated.

    Archive Spotlight: First Presbyterian Church in Winter

    This image from the GVSHP Archive features an idyllic view of people gathering on the sidewalk outside of First Presbyterian Church in winter. The image is taken at 12th Street and Fifth Avenue, looking south. Indeed, the Church of the Ascension, at 10th Street, is […]

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  • St. Mark's Church in the Bowery

    Architecture of the Spirit

    This weekend, the New York Landmarks Conservancy is again organizing the state-wide Sacred Sites Open House Weekend. This free event offers a unique opportunity to explore the interiors of more than 30 historic religious sites in New York City and 70 sites throughout New York […]

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  • Church of the Ascension, Fifth Avenue at 10th Street

    An Architectural Gem in the Village: 2011 Awardee

    While many of our 2011 Village Awardees are located within NYC historic districts, the Church of the Ascension holds the distinction of our only awardee this year that is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places. The Church recently completed a painstaking […]

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  • Judson Memorial Church: 2011 Village Awardee

    Readers who have followed our advocacy work with NYU know that much has recently changed on the south side of Washington Square. But the yellow roman brick, limestone, and terra-cotta façade of Judson Memorial Church at 55 Washington Square South, designed by Stanford White, of […]

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  • Sneak a Peek Inside Four Village Churches This Weekend

    This weekend, our friends over at the New York Landmarks Conservancy are hosting a state-wide, free-of-charge Sacred Sites Open House Weekend. The event offers a fantastic opportunity to take shelter from the rain inside 140 religious structures all across New York State, including four churches […]

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