St. Anthony of Padua Church (Manhattan)
|St. Anthony of Padua Church|
this photo shows the designed Sullivan Street facade (right) and the originally hidden Houston Street facade (left)
|Architectural style||Romanesque Revival|
|Town or city||Manhattan, New York City|
|Design and construction|
|Client||Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York|
The Church of St. Anthony of Padua is a Catholic parish church in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at 155 Sullivan Street near the corner of West Houston Street, in the South Village section of the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1859 as an offshoot of the Church of St. Vincent DePaul, and was the first parish in the United States formed specifically to serve the Italian immigrant community.
The parish initially worshipped at what had been built in 1839 as the Sullivan Street Methodist Episcopal Church at 149 Sulllivan Street, which later became the Washington Square United Methodist Church. The parish was re-established in 1866 by Franciscan friars, who continue to staff the church. Between 1886 and 1888, the parish funded the building of a new sanctuary on Sullivan Street, designed by Arthur Crooks in the Romanesque Revival style. The Houston Street face of the building was originally blocked by tenement buildings, which were demolished when Houston Street was widened, exposing the undesigned facade. The church now uses this space as a garden.
 See also
- White, Norval & Willensky, Elliot (2000). AIA Guide to New York City (4th ed.). New York: Three Rivers Press. ISBN 0812931076., p. 111
- Dunlap, David W. From Abyssinian to Zion. (2004) New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-12543-7, p.192
- Remigius Lafort, S.T.D., Censor, The Catholic Church in the United States of America: Undertaken to Celebrate the Golden Jubilee of His Holiness, Pope Pius X. Volume 3: The Province of Baltimore and the Province of New York, Section 1: Comprising the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn, Buffalo and Ogdensburg Together with some Supplementary Articles on Religious Communities of Women.. (New York City: The Catholic Editing Company, 1914), p.314.
- Historical plaque on church
- Media related to St. Anthony of Padua Church (Manhattan) at Wikimedia Commons
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