Bethany Baptist Church (New York City)

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Bethany Baptist Church
General information
Architectural styleGothic Revival architecture
Town or cityNew York, New York
CountryUnited States of America
Construction started[1]
Cost$250.00 for the wall in 1911; $75,000.00 for the church in 1921 [1]
ClientWashington Heights Evangelical Lutheran Church of 546 West 153rd Street[1]
Design and construction
ArchitectUpjohn & Conable of 96 Fifth Ave (for the wall in 1911); Francik Averkamp of 600 West 181st Street (for the church in 1921)[1]

Bethany Baptist Church is a Baptist church located at 542-546 West 153rd Street in Manhattan, New York City. The church building was originally built for as the Washington Heights Evangelical Lutheran Church, built 1921 to designs by architect Francik Averkamp of 600 West 181st Street. A minor brick and stone fence was built in 1911 to designs by Upjohn & Conable, indicating an earlier building.[1]

Bethany Bapstist was founded by the Rev. John Joseph on February 12, 1932 at 327 West 126th Street, New York City. There is no current pastor at this time..[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e Office for Metropolitan History, "Manhattan NB Database 1900-1986," (Accessed 25 Dec 2010).
  2. ^ Official Website Church History (accessed 25 Dec 2010)
  3. ^ Arvella Cokley, Steven Robinson, Ruth McLeod, "Our History, Archived July 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine" Bethany Baptist Church Website. (Accessed 25 Dec 2010).
  • Dunlap, David W. From Abyssinian to Zion: A Guide to Manhattan's Houses of Worship. (New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.).

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Coordinates: 40°49′41.92″N 73°56′19.19″W / 40.8283111°N 73.9386639°W / 40.8283111; -73.9386639