Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church (Manhattan)

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Coordinates: 40°51′50″N 73°55′41″W / 40.86389°N 73.92806°W / 40.86389; -73.92806

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church
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General information
Town or cityWashington Heights, Manhattan,
New York City
CountryUnited States
Construction started1927
Cost$160,000 (1928), $400,000 (1949)[1]
ClientRoman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Design and construction
ArchitectGustave E. Steinback[1]

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, located at 81 Arden Street at Dongan Place, between Broadway and Sherman Avenue in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. The parish was established in 1927 and a church was built in 1928 to designs by Gustave E. Steinback.


A temporary school was begun in the church's rectory building in 1932, and plans were made for a permanent school building, but it was not built at the time because of the Great Depression. In 1934, however, an auditorium and temporary classrooms were built. A four-story school, also designed by Gustave E. Steinback, was built in 1949–50.[2]

Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart originally staffed the school from 1932 until 1980. Since then, it has been staffed by lay teachers.[2]



  1. ^ a b c Office for Metropolitan History, "Manhattan NB Database 1900-1986," (Accessed 25 Dec 2010).
  2. ^ a b "Historical information" on the Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School website

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