Episcopal Church of the Ascension

New York, United States

The Church of the Ascension is an Episcopal church built in 1840–41. It was the first church to be built on Fifth Avenue and was designed by Richard Upjohn in the Gothic Revival style.  The interior was remodeled by Stanford White in 1885–88.

The brownstone church is symmetrical, and features a square tower. Stanford White's interior design features a pulpit designed by Charles Follen McKim, mosaics by D. Maitland Armstrong, a marble reredos by Louis Saint-Gaudens and several stained glass windows by John LaFarge and his altar mural The Ascension. This is considered to be one of his best works

The parish house designed by McKim, Mead and White took a previously existing building and turned it into a Northern Renaissance-inspired building of yellow brick with bottle-glass windows.

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Founded: 1840-1841
Category: Religious sites in United States

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Jim Sears (2 months ago)
I attended a Voices of Ascension concert. It was of the highest quality.
Nils Paellmann (5 months ago)
Fabulous neogothic church in the heart of Greenwich Village, designed by Richard Upjohn (1802-1878) and redecorated based on plans by Stanford White (1853-1906). Magnificent mural "The Ascencion" by John La Farge (1835-1910) above the altar.
Barbara A Genco (8 months ago)
An historic and beautiful Anglican church. Don't miss it!
Nils Paellmann (17 months ago)
Fabulous neogothic church in the heart of Greenwich Village, designed by Richard Upjohn (1802-1878) and redecorated based on plans by Stanford White (1853-1906). Magnificent mural "The Ascencion" by John La Farge (1835-1910) above the altar.
Oat (18 months ago)
This church is beautiful; it looks remarkably well-maintained. The choir was fantastic, the clergy was welcoming and the sermon was edifying.
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