Church of the Sacred Heart (Bronx, New York)

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The Church of the Sacred Heart
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General information
Town or cityNew York, New York
CountryUnited States of America
Construction started1910
ClientRoman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Technical details
Structural systemMasonry brick
Design and construction
ArchitectElliott Lynch

The Church of the Sacred Heart is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at 1253 Shakespeare Avenue (West 168 Street), Bronx, New York City 10452. The church building was designed by architect Elliott Lynch, who designed several other Catholic churches and parish schools. The church is connected with a school of the same name.


The New York Times reported in 1910: "New Bronx Church: Plans were filed for a new brick church and rectory to replace the present frame edifices of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, in Shakespeare Avenue, between 168th and 169th Streets. The church is to occupy a plot 75 by '280, and the rectory 25 by 280, the total cost being placed at $590,000 by the architect, Elliott Lynch."[1]


  • Dunlap, David W. From Abyssinian to Zion: A Guide to Manhattan's Houses of Worship. (New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.) p. 207.

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Coordinates: 40°50′19.5″N 73°55′24″W / 40.838750°N 73.92333°W / 40.838750; -73.92333