New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Church of the Ascension
Landmarks of New York
Erected 1957 by New York Community Trust.
Location. 40° 44.02′ N, 73° 59.732′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 10th Street on Fifth Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 36-38 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Mark Twain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dawn Powell (about 300 feet away); Emma Lazarus (about 300 feet away); Mark Twain/Washington Irving (about 300 feet away); The Salmagundi Club (about 400 feet away); Beatrix Farrand (about 400 feet away); Eleanor Roosevelt (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . . Paris History (The Church of the Ascension). The first church, a small white Greek Revival building on Canal Street, was consecrated in 1829 and, after a decade of growth for the parish, was destroyed by fire. Little time was spent in lamentation. Within a month, the Vestry selected the present site on Fifth Avenue and Tenth Street for a new church, to be designed by Richard Upjohn. The new Gothic Revival building was consecrated on November 5, 1841, the first church on Fifth Avenue. The site was considerably north of the city’s population center, when Fifth Avenue was only an unpaved trackway, terminating in a board fence at Twenty-third Street. (Submitted on August 2, 2017.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 2, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.