St. Clare of Assisi's Church (Bronx)

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The Church of St. Clare of Assisi
Exterior of the St. Clare of Assisi's Church.jpg
Church exterior in 2018
General information
Architectural styleFlorentine Romanesque Revival
Town or cityMorris Park, The Bronx, New York City
CountryUnited States
Construction started1929
ClientRoman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Technical details
Structural systemBrick masonry
Design and construction
ArchitectAnthony J. DePace

The Church of St. Clare of Assisi is a parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at Hone Avenue at Rhinelander Avenue in The Bronx, New York City. It was established in 1929 as a national parish for the Italian American community "at Paulding and Rhinelander Avenue, Morris Park or Williamsbridge."[1]


The church was built between 1929 and 1930[2] to the designs of Anthony J. DePace. "The rectory address is 1918 Paulding Ave., Bronx, NY 10462. The parish school is located at 1911 Hone Avenue, Bronx NY 10461. The school and rectory are back-to-back on parallel avenues (Hone and Paulding), but they seem to be in different zip codes or post office branches. With more than 500 students, the school appears to have two sections per grade."[1]


  1. ^ a b Joe McMahon, "St Clare, Rhinelander Ave., Morris Park", 2009. (Accessed 16 January 2019)
  2. ^ Nicholas Falco, "An Historical Sketch of the Parish of Saint Clare of Assisi", 2004. (Accessed 16 January 2019)

Further reading[edit]

  • Thomas J. Shelley, The Archdiocese of New York: the Bicentennial History, (Archdiocese of New York, 2007), p. 484.

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Coordinates: 40°51′3″N 73°51′24″W / 40.85083°N 73.85667°W / 40.85083; -73.85667