Christ Church (Bronx, New York)

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Christ Church Episcopal Complex
The Great north side, or, Borough of the Bronx, New York (1897) (14761962541).jpg
Christ Church in the 1890s
Christ Church (Bronx, New York) is located in New York City
Christ Church (Bronx, New York)
Christ Church (Bronx, New York) is located in New York
Christ Church (Bronx, New York)
Christ Church (Bronx, New York) is located in the US
Christ Church (Bronx, New York)
Location 5030 Riverdale Ave., Bronx, New York
Coordinates 40°53′57″N 73°54′24″W / 40.89917°N 73.90667°W / 40.89917; -73.90667Coordinates: 40°53′57″N 73°54′24″W / 40.89917°N 73.90667°W / 40.89917; -73.90667
Area 1.2 acres (0.49 ha)
Built 1866[2][3]
Architect Richard M. Upjohn of Upjohn & Co.[2]
Architectural style Second Empire, High Victorian Gothic
NRHP Reference # 83001637[1]
Added to NRHP September 08, 1983

The Christ Church Complex (Christ Church, Riverdale) is a historic Episcopal parish church and related structures at 5030 Riverdale Avenue in the Riverdale area of The Bronx in New York City.

The church was founded in 1866 and its building, made from brick and local stone with a simple pierced-wall belfry; the church building was built in 1866 to designs by architect Richard M. Upjohn.[2] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The building underwent exterior restoration in 1991 and 1992, and it has been designated as a New York City landmark.[4][5]

In addition to its traditional worship services, the church is home to the "Great Music Concert Series," which offers presentations of classical, sacred and jazz performances.[6]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c Norval White and Elliot Willensky, AIA Guide to New York City, rev. ed., (New York: Collier Books, 1978), p.342.
  3. ^ Alejandro Bahamón and Àgata Losantos, New York: A Historical Atlas of Architecture (New York: Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers, Inc., 2007), p.99.
  4. ^ New York Times coverage of the church's restoration
  5. ^ Larry E. Gobrecht (August 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Christ Church Complex". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-01-15.  See also: "Accompanying six photos". 
  6. ^ Riverdale Press coverage[permanent dead link]

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