St. Cecilia Church and Convent (New York City)

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St. Cecilia Church
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(2009)
St. Cecilia Church and Convent (New York City) is located in Manhattan
St. Cecilia Church and Convent (New York City)
Location112-120 E. 106th St., Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates40°47′32″N 73°56′50″W / 40.79222°N 73.94722°W / 40.79222; -73.94722Coordinates: 40°47′32″N 73°56′50″W / 40.79222°N 73.94722°W / 40.79222; -73.94722
Built1883-1887 (for church);[1][2][3]
ArchitectNapoleon LeBrun & Sons (for church); Neville & Basse; Thomas J. Duff of 348 West 14th Street (for 1927 dwelling)[3]
Architectural styleRomanesque Revival
NRHP reference #84002796
Significant dates
Added to NRHPFebruary 2, 1984[4]
Designated NYCLSeptember 14, 1976

St. Cecilia Church is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York and a historic landmark located at 120 East 106th Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue, Manhattan, New York City in the U.S. state of New York. The parish was established in 1873.[5] It was staffed by the Redemptorist Fathers from 1939-2007. The church was designated a New York City landmark in 1976.[2] The church and convent were listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[4]

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The parish was established in 1883.[2] Construction began in 1883 to designs by Napoleon LeBrun & Sons.[6] The AIA Guide to New York City (2010) describes the church as an "ornate brick and terra-cotta facade is one of East Harlem's special treasures. Neo-Italian Romanesque, it has an exuberance that evaded most of Northern Europe." The church was completed in 1887 to the designs of Napoleon LeBrun & Sons, the Regina Angelorum (unified facade) was built 1907 to the designs of Neville & Bagge[1] In 1927, the church built a four-storey brick dwelling house at 123-25 East 105th Street to designs by Thomas J. Duff of 348 West 14th Street for $60,000.[3]

It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b White, Norval; Willensky, Elliot & Leadon, Fran (2010), AIA Guide to New York City (5th ed.), New York: Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780195383867
  2. ^ a b c Diamonstein-Spielvogel, Barbaralee (2011), The Landmarks of New York, Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, ISBN 978-1-4384-3769-9
  3. ^ a b c Office for Metropolitan History, "Manhattan NB Database 1900-1986," (Accessed 25 Dec 2010).
  4. ^ a b c National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  5. ^ 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.321.
  6. ^ Historic Preservation Field Services Bureau (August 18, 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Saint Cecilia's Church". Retrieved 2009-03-04. and Accompanying four photos, exterior and interior, from 1980

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