Church of Saint Mary-the-Virgin Complex

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

133-145 West 46th Street

ARCHITECT: Napoleon Le Brun & Sons; Pierre Le Brun

DATE: 1894-1985

STYLE: Gothic-inspired

Gothic-inspired Manhattan Midtown West

Designated 12/19/1989

St. Mary’s was designed to evoke, in the church and Lady Chapel, the 13th-century French Gothic style and, in the Rectory, Clergy and Mission Houses, the 14th-century French Gothic style. The result is one of the finest Gothic-inspired designs of New York’s late 19th-century. The steel frame construction of the church can be said to have made the building the first of its kind and size in the world, thus redefining the conventional methods of ecclesiastical building construction. Among the building’s several specific Anglo-catholic characteristics are the subjects selected for the sculptures of J. Massey Rhind.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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