Church of Our Lady of Sorrows (New York City)

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The Church of Our Lady of Sorrows
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General information
Architectural styleVictorian
Romanesque Revival
Byzantine Revival
Town or cityManhattan, New York City
CountryUnited States
Construction started1867[1]
ClientRoman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Design and construction
ArchitectHenry Engelbert[1]
Church of Our Lady of Sorrows

The Church of Our Lady of Sorrows (Spanish: Nuestra Señora de los Dolores) is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at 105 Pitt Street between Rivington and Stanton Streets, Manhattan, New York City.[2] The area was formerly known as Kleindeutschland (Little Germany).[1]


The Church of Our Lady of Sorrows was established in 1867 as Our Lady of the Seven Dolors Church and staffed by the Capuchin Friars.[1] It served as the national parish for the large number of German Catholics who immigrated to New York in the late nineteenth century. Later it became a parish for Italian and then Hispanic immigrants.[1][3]


Our Lady of Sorrows was built 1867-1868 in the Victorian, Byzantine Revival, and Romanesque Revival style by Henry Engelbert. Archbishop John McCloskey dedicated the church on September 6, 1868.[1]


The parish school was among 27 closed by the Archdiocese under the Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan in January 2011.[4][5]


Coordinates: 40°43′8.68″N 73°58′56.78″W / 40.7190778°N 73.9824389°W / 40.7190778; -73.9824389