Church Missions House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

281 Park Avenue South

ARCHITECT: Robert W. Gibson; Edward J. N. Stent

DATE: 1892-94

STYLE: Northern European

Manhattan Northern European Stuyvesant Park

The Church Missions House, now Protestant Welfare Agencies Building, is an elegant reminder of the distinctive neighborhood which developed along Park Avenue South between 21st and 23rd Streets during the 1890s. It is a rare and especially successful example in New York of architecture inspired by the Northern European secular architecture of the 15th and 16th centuries. Among its notable features are its clustered columns, gabled entrance porches and tall picturesque hipped roof.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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