Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue

LOCATION

1 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

BUILT

1909, completed in 1914.

RELIGIOUS DENOMINATION/AFFILIATION

Episcopal - Diocese of New York

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Designed by Cram and Goodhue — they are also noted for having designed Saint Bartholomew's Church on Park Avenue and East 50th Street, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine on Amsterdam Avenue and West 110th Street, the chapel and a large portion of the campus at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, the Princeton University Chapel at Princeton University and the Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago.

  • Research has shown that 20th-century window makers used pure lead that was too soft. More durable lead alloys were used in the Middle Ages. Mr. Padovan’s restoration-quality lead has 2 percent copper, tin and antimony, and is expected to last 100 to 120 years.

  • Saint Thomas Church receives Lucy G. Moses Preservation Project Award.

  • The stained-glass windows of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue were created between 1927 and 1974. The iconographic scheme was developed by Roelif H. Brooks, IX Rector, and Whitefriars’ artist James H. Hogan. It is one of the largest ensembles of Whitefriars’ work in the United States.

  • The cost to build, carve and install the Miller-Scott Organ, one of the world’s premier instruments, was approximately $11 million.


GALLERY

CREDITS

All media by Luke Cabading.

SOURCES

  • Collins, G. (2008). All Hands on Deck for St. Thomas Church’s Window Fixers. [online] Nytimes.com. Available at: https://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/15/arts/design/15stai.html [Accessed 24 Jun. 2019].

  • Saintthomaschurch.org. (n.d.). Building | History | Saint Thomas Church. [online] Available at: https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/history/building [Accessed 24 Jun. 2019].

  • Saintthomaschurch.org. (n.d.). Shop | Saint Thomas Church. [online] Available at: https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/shop/products/1385/the-windows-of-saint-thomas-church-by-julie-sloan [Accessed 24 Jun. 2019].

  • En.wikipedia.org. (n.d.). Saint Thomas Church (Manhattan). [online] Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Thomas_Church_(Manhattan) [Accessed 24 Jun. 2019].

  • Saintthomaschurch.org. (n.d.). The Miller-Scott Organ | Music | Saint Thomas Church. [online] Available at: https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/music/neworgan [Accessed 24 Jun. 2019].

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