New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Church of the Transfiguration
Landmarks of New York
Widely known as “The Little Church Around The Corner”. This Protestant Episcopal parish was organized in 1848. Its buildings, inspired by early 14th century Gothic style, were begun the following year and completed in 1856. Notable interior features include Brides’ Altar, St. Mary’s Chapel and St. Faith Window.
Plaque erected 1958 by
The New York Community Trust
This building, known as “The Little Church Around The Corner”, was built between 1849 and 1861 in the Gothic Revival style of English county parishes. The entrance gate, known as a Lych gate, was designed in 1896 by architect Frederick Withers. Also known as the “Actors’ Church”, it was given its popular name in 1870 by actor Joseph Jeffries because of its traditional hospitality to theater people who were often not welcome in many other religious institutions. Among the actors who worshipped here were Edwin Booth and Sarah Bernhardt.
New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture Churches & Religion.
Location. 40° 44.713′ N, 73° 59.161′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 29th Street west of Madison Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 East 29th Street, New York NY 10016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marble Collegiate Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, DD., LL.D. (about 300 feet away); American Academy of Dramatic Arts (about 400 feet away); The New York Life Building (about 700 feet away); Tin Pan Alley (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named New York Life Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Grolier Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); Admiral Farragut Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
More about this marker. Another rare instance of a building having both a NYCT and NYLPF plaque.
Also see . . . The Church of the Transfiguration - 1 East 29th Street. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. The photo coverage is much better than what I have. (Submitted on August 5, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 5, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.