Saturday, July 16, 2016

Photo of the Day: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, NYC

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church is located on Christopher Street in New York’s Greenwich Village. The building, one of the oldest in The Village, was constructed in 1821-22 for the Eighth Presbyterian Church, then served as home for St. Matthew’s Episcopal Parish for 16 years starting in 1842. In 1858, it was purchased by German Lutherans.

I took this photo this past winter, on my way to a theater in the area. I was especially struck by the church's symmetry, so characteristic of the Federal style, and its distinctive domed cupola.

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