Christ Church (Bronx, New York)

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{{Infobox NRHP

 | name = Christ Church Riverdale Bronx, NY)
 | nrhp_type = 
 | image = The Great north side, or, Borough of the Bronx, New York (1897) (14761962541).jpg

| caption = Christ Church in the 1890s

 | 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

| locmapin = New York City#New York#USA

 | area = 1.2 acres (0.49 ha)
 | built = 1866[1][2]
 | architect =Richard M. Upjohn of Upjohn & Co.[1]
 | architecture = Second Empire, High Victorian Gothic
 | added = September 08, 1983
 | refnum = 83001637[3]


 | governing_body = 

Christ Church Riverdale is a historic Episcopal parish church and related structures at 5030 He ru Hudson Parkway 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.[1] 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]

Rev. Gustav Cartensen was Rector until 1919, when his liberal positions on issues such as permitting black children from a nearby "Negro orphan asylum" led to his resignation from the pulpit of Christ Church at the request of members of the vestry. He was then invited to take the pulpit at Holyrood Episcopal Church.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Norval White and Elliot Willensky, AIA Guide to New York City, rev. ed., (New York: Collier Books, 1978), p.342.
  2. ^ Alejandro Bahamón and Àgata Losantos, New York: A Historical Atlas of Architecture (New York: Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers, Inc., 2007), p.99.
  3. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  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. ^ "DR. CARSTENSEN, 90, MINISTER 65 YEARS: Rector Emeritus of Holyrood". New York Times. 27 June 1941. Retrieved 27 November 2017. 

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