Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer Complex

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

869 Lexington Avenue and 141-151 East 65th Street

ARCHITECT: Bertram Goodhue

DATE: 1914-18

Manhattan Upper East Side

Designated  5/19/1981

Impressively monumental in scale, this outstanding architectural achievement was considered by Bertram Goodhue, the architect, to be his best work in the ecclesiastical field. St. Vincent Ferrer is designed on a Latin Cross plan in the Gothic style and built of random ashlar and dressed limestone. Its architectural detail and sculpture, particularly the Crucifixion panel over the entrance portal by sculptor Lee Lawrie, are equal to comparable work found on European cathedrals. The Great Rose window at the west end of the nave is composed of intricate stone tracery, a series of conjoined trefoils. It displays beautiful stained glass. Above the great arch of the rose window connecting the two octagonal towers which rise above the massive buttresses flanking the entrance portal.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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