New Middle Collegiate Church

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Middle Collegiate Reformed Church
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Middle Collegiate Reformed Church is located in New York
Middle Collegiate Reformed Church
Middle Collegiate Reformed Church
Location Second Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets, New York, New York
Country United States
Denomination Reform
Architect(s) S. B. Reed
Architectural type Gothic Revival

The Middle Collegiate Church is a Reformed Church in America church located on Second Avenue in the East Village in New York City, located between 6th and 7th Streets.[1] The church was built in 1891 and was designed by the architect S. B. Reed, "'thoroughly equipped' as one guide said, 'with reading-rooms, gymnasium, and all appliances for aggressive modern church work'." [2] The stained-glass windows are of Tiffany glass.[3] The church is the successor of the Second Middle Collegiate Church, also known as the Lafayette Place Middle Dutch Church, built 1839 and abandoned by the congregation in 1887. The congregation was founded in 1628, and is one of the oldest continuous Protestant congregations in North America. Other existing churches tracing their congregational founding to the same first Collegiate Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of 1628 include West End Collegiate Church (built 1892), located on the corner of West End Avenue and 77th Street; Marble Collegiate Church, located at Fifth Avenue and Twenty-Ninth Street; and the Fort Washington Collegiate Church. All are part of the Reformed Church in America.


  1. ^ Congregation History
  2. ^ Nathan Silver, Lost New York, (New York: Weathervane Books, 1967), p.147
  3. ^ White, Norval & Willensky, Elliot (2000), AIA Guide to New York City (4th ed.), New York: Three Rivers Press, ISBN 978-0-8129-3107-5