Riverdale Presbyterian Church Complex

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Riverdale Presbyterian Church Complex
Riverdale Presbyterian Church Complex. Bronx NY.JPG
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Riverdale Presbyterian Church Complex is located in New York City
Riverdale Presbyterian Church Complex
Riverdale Presbyterian Church Complex is located in New York
Riverdale Presbyterian Church Complex
Riverdale Presbyterian Church Complex is located in the US
Riverdale Presbyterian Church Complex
Location 4761-4765 Henry Hudson Parkway, The Bronx, New York City
Coordinates 40°53′45″N 73°54′32″W / 40.89583°N 73.90889°W / 40.89583; -73.90889Coordinates: 40°53′45″N 73°54′32″W / 40.89583°N 73.90889°W / 40.89583; -73.90889
Built 1863-64[2]
Architect James Renwick, Jr.
Dwight James Baum
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival, Stick
NRHP Reference # 82001092[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 14, 1982
Designated NYCL April 19, 1966

Riverdale Presbyterian Church is a historic Presbyterian church located at 4761-4765 Henry Hudson Parkway in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx, New York City. It was designed in 1863 by noted architect James Renwick, Jr. The church is a fieldstone building in an English-inspired[2] Late Gothic Revival style. It was substantially enlarged in 1936.

The complex also includes a stone manse, the Duff House, also designed by Renwick, and a Stick Style cottage, called the Duff or Gardener's Cottage, built in 1875.[3] In his original design for the Duff House, Renwick combined a mansard roof with gables and dormers in the Gothic Revival style.[2][4]

The complex was designated a New York City landmark in 1966,[2] and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

The congregation established the Edgehill Church at Spuyten Duyvil in 1869 as a chapel; it is now an independent church.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (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; Dolkart, Andrew S. (text); Postal, Matthew A. (text) (2009), Postal, Matthew A., ed., Guide to New York City Landmarks (4th ed.), New York: John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 978-0-470-28963-1 , p.347
  3. ^ Andrew W. Robins & Anne B. Covell (April 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Riverdale Presbyterian Church Complex". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-01-12.  See also: "Accompanying eight photos". 
  4. ^ White, Norval; Willensky, Elliot; Leadon, Fran (2010), AIA Guide to New York City (5th ed.), New York: Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780195383867 , p.873

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