Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine and the Cathedral Close

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

1047 Amsterdam Avenue aka 1021-1061 Amsterdam Avenue and 419 West 110th Street [Cathedral Parkway]

ARCHITECT: Architect: Ithiel Town; Heins & Lafarge; Cook & Welch; Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson

DATE: 1838-1985

STYLE: Romanesque, Byzantine, and Gothic

Byzantine Gothic Manhattan Morningside Heights Romanesque

Designated 2/21/2017

The Cathedral and the complex represent many phases of development over a long period of time and remain incomplete. Even in its unfinished state, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine remains one of the largest churches in the United States and the world. The cathedral was chartered in 1873 under the leadership of Bishop Horatio Potter. An architectural competition for the cathedral church was held in 1888 and won by the architectural firm of Heins & LaFarge. The winning proposal was an eclectic design incorporating elements of the Romanesque, Byzantine, and Gothic styles.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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