St. Ambrose's Church (New York City)

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Coordinates: 40°46′5.04″N 73°59′29.9″W / 40.7680667°N 73.991639°W / 40.7680667; -73.991639

The Church of St. Ambrose
General information
Town or city Manhattan, New York
Country United States of America
Client Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Design and construction
Architect John V. Van Pelt[1]

The Church of St. Ambrose is a former Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at 539 West 54th Street in Manhattan, New York City. The parish was established in 1897.[2] The church was designed by John Vredenburgh Van Pelt in the Gothic Revival style.[1][3]

In 1938, the congregation disbanded. The building became the Sisters of Mary Immaculate's Centro Maria, a woman's residence.[3]



  1. ^ a b Shelley, Thomas J. (2007). The Archdiocese of New York: The Bicentennial History. New York City: Editions De Signe / Archdiocese of New York. p. 535. 
  2. ^ Remigius Lafort, S.T.D., Censor, The Catholic Church in the United States of America: Undertaken to Celebrate the Golden Jubilee of His Holiness, Pope Pius X. Volume 3: The Province of Baltimore and the Province of New York, Section 1: Comprising the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn, Buffalo and Ogdensburg Together with some Supplementary Articles on Religious Communities of Women.. (New York City: The Catholic Editing Company, 1914), p.312.
  3. ^ a b Dunlap, David W. (2004). From Abyssinian to Zion: A Guide to Manhattan's Houses of Worship. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-12543-7. , p.189