Edgehill Church of Spuyten Duyvil

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Edgehill Church of Spuyten Duyvil
(Riverdale Presbyterian Chapel)
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eastern side (2009)
Edgehill Church of Spuyten Duyvil is located in New York City
Edgehill Church of Spuyten Duyvil
Edgehill Church of Spuyten Duyvil is located in New York
Edgehill Church of Spuyten Duyvil
Edgehill Church of Spuyten Duyvil is located in USA
Edgehill Church of Spuyten Duyvil
Location 2550 Independence Ave.
Spuyten Duyvil, Bronx, New York City
Coordinates: 40°52′48″N 73°55′13″W / 40.88000°N 73.92028°W / 40.88000; -73.92028
Built 1888-89[2]
Architect Francis H. Kimball
Architectural style Romanesque Revival, Tudor Revival, Shingle style[2]
NRHP Reference # 82001089[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 29, 1982
Designated NYCL November 25, 1980

Edgehill Church at Spuyten Duyvil is a United Church of Christ parish church located at 2550 Independence Avenue in the Spuyten Duyvil neighborhood of The Bronx, New York City. Its congregation was originally founded in 1869 as the mission chapel affiliated with the Riverdale Presbyterian Church, serving the workers at the nearby Johnson Iron Foundry. The church, described by the AIA Guide to New York City as a "picturesque eclectic sanctuary",[3] was designed by architect Francis Kimball in a mixture of styles – Romanesque Revival, Tudor Revival and Shingle style[2] – and was built from 1888–1889.[4] It features stained glass windows designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany.[5]

By 1977, the church’s congregation had fallen dramatically. Plans were announced to close the church and convert it into a community center, the pastoral leadership was assumed by the Rev. Dr. William A. Tieck, a retired Methodist, who led the congregation until his death in 1997.[6]

The church was designated a New York City landmark in 1980 under the name "Riverdale Presbyterian Chapel",[2] and was added to the National Register of Historical Places on 1982.[7]

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  1. ^ Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c d New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission; Postal, Matthew A. (ed. and text); Dolkart, Andrew S. (text). (2009) Guide to New York City Landmarks (4th ed.) New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-470-28963-1, p.346
  3. ^ White, Norval & Willensky, Elliot with Leadon, Fran (2010). AIA Guide to New York City (5th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195383867.  , p.868
  4. ^ Andrew S. Dolkart; Anne B. Covell (February 1981). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Edgehill Church at Spuyten Duyvil". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-01-12.  See also: "Accompanying three photos". 
  5. ^ The Metropolitan Museum of Art online listing of locations with works by Louis Comfort Tiffany. (retrieved May 12, 2008)
  6. ^ Robert McG. Thomas Jr., "Dr. William A. Tieck, Minister And a Bronx Historian, 89", New York Times, January 20, 1997. (retrieved May 12, 2008).
  7. ^ National Register online listing. (retrieved May 12, 2008)

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