Park Church

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Park Church
Park Church is located in New York
Park Church
Location 208 W. Gray St., Elmira, New York
Coordinates 42°5′21″N 76°48′33″W / 42.08917°N 76.80917°W / 42.08917; -76.80917Coordinates: 42°5′21″N 76°48′33″W / 42.08917°N 76.80917°W / 42.08917; -76.80917
Area less than one acre
Built 1872
Architect White,Horatio Nelson
Architectural style Late Victorian, Eclectic
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 77000936[1]
Added to NRHP May 25, 1977

Park Church runs the length of an entire city block in Elmira, New York. The church was constructed from 1874 through 1876, replacing its much smaller, wooden predecessor. It was designed by Horatio Nelson White. The design of the limestone and brick church is highly ecelectic. Besides its architecture, the church is significant for its congregation of abolitionists and humanitarians. From 1854 until his death in 1900, Thomas Kennicott Beecher was the pastor of Park Church. Beecher, together with his twelve siblings including author Harriet Beecher Stowe, was brought up by liberal reformist clergyman Lyman Beecher.[2]