Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal, Manhattan)

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Coordinates: 40°46′07″N 73°57′11″W / 40.768581°N 73.952994°W / 40.768581; -73.952994

Church of the Epiphany
The Church of the Epiphany
(2009)
40°46′07″N 73°57′11″W / 40.768581°N 73.952994°W / 40.768581; -73.952994
Location 1393 York Avenue
(corner of E. 74th St.)
Manhattan, New York City
Country United States
Denomination Episcopal
History
Founded 1833
Dedication by Bishop William T. Manning
Dedicated October 29, 1939
Consecrated October 29, 1944
Architecture
Architect(s) Wyeth and King
Architectural type Norman Gothic
Clergy
Priest in charge Reverend Jennifer R. Linman[1]
Assistant priest The Reverend Joseph and The Reverend Dr. Jonathan Linman, Priest Associates[1]
Deacon(s) Deacon Horace Whyte and Deacon Anne Auchincloss[1]
Laity
Organist(s) Larry J. Long[1]
Business manager Marcia Arcia[1]

The Church of the Epiphany is an Episcopal church designed in the Norman Gothic style, located at 1393 York Avenue, on the corner of East 74th Street, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City.[2]

The church was founded in 1833. The building at its current location was dedicated in 1939, and consecrated in 1944.

History[edit]

The congregation held its first service on January 6, 1833, in a hall on the corner of Allen Street and Houston Street.[3] It was the first church of the New York Protestant Episcopal City Mission Society.[4] In 1834 it moved to a new building at 130 Stanton Street, between Essex Street and Norfolk Street.[3][4] It incorporated in 1845 and became an independent parish.[3]

In 1874 it moved to 228 East 50th Street, between Second and Third Avenues.[5] In 1881, it moved to East 47th Street, west of Lexington Avenue.[4][5]

The church at its current location on the north-west corner of East 74th Street and York Avenue had its first service on October 15, 1939,[4][6] and was dedicated by Bishop William T. Manning on October 29, 1939.[6] It was consecrated on October 29, 1944.[6]

The Reverend Jennifer R. Linman is the Priest-in-Charge.[1]

Architecture[edit]

The church was completed in 1939, and was designed in a simplified Norman Gothic style by the architectural firm Wyeth and King, with Eugene W. Mason as the associated architect.[4][6][7] It has a "distinctive squat spire" and a "powerful silhouette."[7] The building is stark, with a large tower that functions as the chancel.[8]

Organ[edit]

The church's organ was built by the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. in 1962.[8] Pipes of the Récit expressif and Positif divisions are located in a chamber on the chancel's side of the chancel, and the Hauptwerk and Pedal pipes are visible on cantilevered chests.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Staff Directory". Epiphanynyc.org. April 11, 2009. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Church of the Epiphany". Epiphanynyc.org. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Beginning of The Church". Epiphanynyc.org. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e David W. Dunlap (2004). From Abyssinian to Zion: A Guide to Manhattan's Houses of Worship. Columbia University Press. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Epiphany 1874–1892". Epiphanynyc.org. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Epiphany 1933–1962". Epiphanynyc.org. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b White, Norval & Willensky, Elliot with Leadon, Fran (2010). AIA Guide to New York City (5th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195383867. , p.471
  8. ^ a b c "Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal) – New York City". Nycago.org. June 14, 1962. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 

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