First Reformed Church (Queens)

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First Reformed Church
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From Jamaica Avenue
First Reformed Church (Queens) is located in New York City
First Reformed Church (Queens)
Location153-10 Jamaica Ave., Queens, New York City
Coordinates40°42′9″N 73°48′8″W / 40.70250°N 73.80222°W / 40.70250; -73.80222Coordinates: 40°42′9″N 73°48′8″W / 40.70250°N 73.80222°W / 40.70250; -73.80222
ArchitectYoung, Sidney J.; Peterson, Anders
Architectural styleRomanesque, Early Romanesque Revival
NRHP reference #80002753[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPApril 16, 1980
Designated NYCLJanuary 30, 1996

The First Reformed Church is a historic Reformed church in the Jamaica section of the New York City borough of Queens. The church was built in 1859. The church has an early romanesque structure that was designed by Sidney J. Young and built by Anders Peterson.[2] The First Reformed Church has been refurbished as part of the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning.

The asymmetrical towers, round-arched openings, and corbel tables are examples of an architectural style known as Rundbogenstil.[3]

The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980,[4] and a New York City Landmark in 1996.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ David J. Framberger; Joan R. Olshansky; Elizabeth Spencer-Ralph (October 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: First Reformed Church". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-01-12. See also: "Accompanying five photos".
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