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Church of the Ascension

New York, New York
County of New York.
36--38 Fifth Avenue
National Register Number: 87002593
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Religious facility.
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Church.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 23, 1987):
Built in 1840-41, this is one of the earliest churches designed by Richard Upjohn, at about the same time as Trinity Church on Wall Street. A smaller and more austere English Gothic plan, this church is well known for its magnificent reredos, stained glass, and altar mural by Louis St. Gaudens and John LaFarge.


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