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Church of the Ascension

Landmarks of New York

 
 
Church of the Ascension Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 27, 2017
1. Church of the Ascension Marker
Inscription. This English Gothic structure designed by Richard Upjohn was built in 1840-41 and redecorated about 1888 from plans by Stanford White. "The Ascension," the well known mural by John LaFarge, is above the altar. Here President John Tyler married Julia Gardiner, June 26, 1844.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Dawn Powell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Emma Lazarus (about 300 feet away); Beatrix Farrand (about 400 feet away); Eleanor Roosevelt (about 400 feet away); Birthplace of Galo Plaza Lasso (about 500 feet away); Marianne Moore (about 600 feet away); Frank O'Hara (about 700 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
Church of the Ascension Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 27, 2017
2. Church of the Ascension Marker - Wide View
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.) 
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
Church of the Ascension - Looking West Across Fifth Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 27, 2017
3. Church of the Ascension - Looking West Across Fifth Avenue
<i>Church of the Ascension, 10th St. and 5th Ave.</i> image. Click for full size.
Stereographic Photo (right) published by E. & H.T. Anthony, Courtesy of the New York Public Library, circa 1865
4. Church of the Ascension, 10th St. and 5th Ave.
 
 
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 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 2, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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