Cathedral of the Incarnation (Garden City, New York)

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Coordinates: 40°43′16.28″N 73°38′32.5″W / 40.7211889°N 73.642361°W / 40.7211889; -73.642361

Cathedral of the Incarnation (Garden City, New York)
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The Cathedral of the Incarnation located in the Central Section of Garden City.
Location Garden City, New York
Built 1871
Architect Kellum,John; Harrison,Henry G.
Architectural style Other, Italianate
Governing body Local
Part of A. T. Stewart Era Buildings
NRHP Reference #

78001864

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Added to NRHP November 14, 1978

The Cathedral of the Incarnation is an Episcopal church in Garden City, New York, and the cathedral church of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. The Cathedral was established in 1876 as a memorial to and mausoleum for Garden City founder, Alexander Turney Stewart. The building is a classic, imposing example of Gothic architecture, with its high main tower and dozens of finials.

The Cathedral is user- and family-friendly, welcoming people of all ages and creeds to participate in worship. The Cathedral offers three regular weekly services at 8 AM, 9:30 AM, and 11:15 AM on Sundays, the 9:30 and 11:15 services feature choral music by one of their various choirs.

The Cathedral has a historic music ministry. The Men and Boys Choir, which originated during the 19th century, was the reason that the Garden City train station was initially constructed—it existed to transport the boys from their homes in Brooklyn or Manhattan to rehearsals and services at the Cathedral. During the 1930s, the Cathedral became home to the first American cathedral girls' choir.

Led by Canon Lawrence Tremsky, the Cathedral has a Choir of Men, Girls & Boys Choir, and a Schola Cantorum which is the women's choir. The repertoire of these choirs spans the gamut of choral music, from plainsong to modern works, and is selected carefully to coincide with the themes of the season.|Evensong]] is sung on the first Sunday of each month in the traditional English cathedral model (Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis, an anthem, Anglican Chant Psalms). Of course, there are special seasonal liturgies, including traditional Lessons and Carols one or two Sundays before Christmas.

An interesting zoning law is that no building in the Village of Garden City can be taller than the cathedral. One effect of this law was that condos that were put in the Village of Garden City, behind the Garden City Hotel, were put into a depression so that they would not be higher than the cathedral.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 

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