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West End Collegiate Church and Collegiate School

Landmarks of New York

 
 
West End Collegiate Church and Collegiate School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 3, 2016
1. West End Collegiate Church and Collegiate School Marker
Inscription. Designed in a Flemish style by Robert W. Gibson, this building was completed in 1892 for the Collegiate Reformed Protestant Dutch Church which was the first ecclesiastical organization in New York, established by the Dutch colonists in 1628. The Collegiate School, formed by the church in 1638, is believed to be the oldest independent secondary school in the United States.
 
Erected 1963 by New York Community Trust.
 
Location. 40° 46.98′ N, 73° 58.915′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of West 77th Street and West End Avenue on West 77th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 245 West 77th Street, New York NY 10024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George and Ira Gershwin (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hamilton Fountain (about 800 feet away); Tecumseh Playground (approx. 0.2 miles away); Where Poe Wrote “The Raven” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sergei Vassilevich Rachmaninoff (approx. 0.4 miles away); Where Poe wrote The Raven
West End Collegiate Church and Collegiate School and Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 3, 2016
2. West End Collegiate Church and Collegiate School and Marker - Wide View
West End Collegiate Church is part of the oldest Protestant church with a continuing organization in America. We trace our origins to a loft above a gristmill in New Amsterdam in 1628. Dutch settlers worshiped there before the first permanent church was built in 1642. The millstones from that mill can be seen in the vestibule of our church....The Collegiate system dates from 1652, when Johannes Megapolensis was minister. At this time the duties became too heavy for one man and an assistant was called. The assistant was named a colleague, hence the name “Collegiate”....Our history is a long and colorful one. Although Dutch in origin, the Reformed Church in America has, since its very first days, been multi-lingual and multi-ethnic. - West End Collegiate Church
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Eleanor Roosevelt (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Herman "Babe" Ruth (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  History (West End Collegiate Church). (Submitted on October 1, 2017.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 1, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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