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First Presbyterian Church

 
 
First Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
1. First Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription. The city’s earliest Presbyterian congregation organized in 1716, built this church in 1845 from plans by Joseph C. Wells after worshiping for over 120 years at Wall and Nassau Streets. The main edifice is modeled after the church of St. Saviour in Bath, England. The tower resembles that of Magdalen College, Oxford. Plaque dedicated 1963 by The New York Community Trust
 
Erected 1963 by The New York Community Trust.
 
Location. 40° 44.056′ N, 73° 59.704′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Avenue and West 11th Street on 5th Avenue. Touch for map. This marker is located in Greenwich Village. Marker is at or near this postal address: 48 5th Avenue, New York NY 10003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Church of the Ascension (within shouting distance of this marker); Beatrix Farrand (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dawn Powell (about 400 feet away); Emma Lazarus (about 500 feet away); Frank O'Hara (about 600 feet away); Eleanor Roosevelt
First Presbyterian Church Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 19, 2012
2. First Presbyterian Church Entrance
The marker is to the left of the entrance.
(about 600 feet away); Marianne Moore (about 700 feet away); Birthplace of Galo Plaza Lasso (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Greenwich Village, First Presbyterian Church - Flicker. First Presbyterian, established in 1716, built its first church on Wall Street in 1719. It was called "The Church of Patriots" during the struggle for American Independence. By 1840, to keep pace with its growth, the congregation chose to move to the more residential Greenwich Village. (Submitted on May 28, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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First Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
3. First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
4. First Presbyterian Church
Interior of the First Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
5. Interior of the First Presbyterian Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 28, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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