Judson Memorial Church

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

Address: 55 Washington Square South

ARCHITECT: McKim, Mead & White; Stanford White

DATE: 1890-95

STYLE: Italian Renaissance Eclectic

Greenwich Village Italian Renaissance Eclectic Manhattan

Judson Memorial Church is a rare example of the Italian Renaissance Eclectic style. Along with its companion buildings Judson Hall and the Tower, it forms a superior architectural composition unsurpassed in New York City. The bands of superb terra-cotta ornament alternating with two courses of recessed yellow Roman brick continue in horizontal bands around the first floor of the north and east elevations. The north facade contains three round-headed stained glass windows placed between brick pilasters and symmetrically balanced by round-headed brick panels. Below the sills are marble panels enframed in handsome terra-cotta mouldings. Crowning this facade is a beautifully proportioned low-pitched pediment enriched by a handsomely ornate cornice.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

Take Action

Add the next LPC meeting to your calendar.

Let your local representative know you care.
nyc.gov

Share your photos of this neighborhood

Help preserve New York’s architectural history with a contribution to HDC

$10 $25 $50
Other >
The Neighborhood

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village became a village after the American Revolution. The 1807-11 gridiron street plan bypassed the Village and the area kept its low scale nature. The district is known for its collection of early New York row houses in a variety of styles including Federal,...

Aaron Dexter, Academic Classic, Adamesque, Addisleigh Park, Admiral's Row, African American, Al Smith, Alhambraic, American Aesthetic, American Art Deco, American ... VIEW ALL

Explore the Neighborhood >

Local Voices

“I don’t know what the City would be without HDC. [They] testified before LPC time after time and helped us focus on the right issues. We would not be an historic district without HDC! ”

Doreen Gallo: DUMBO Neighborhood Alliance

Local Voices

“Use HDC as a resource because they know what they are doing and can offer advice on how to go about creating a district from every front: architectural, political, LPC, and the media. I had floundered prior to my involvement with this invaluable organization.”

Fern Luskin: Lamartine Place Historic District; Friends of Lamartine Place & Gibbons Underground Railroad Site

Local Voices

“HDC provided guidance and shared information during that process—we knew which Council members were going one way or another and we changed a few minds. I don’t think NoHo would have had as cohesive a district had it not been for HDC’s aid.”

Zella Jones: NoHo Historic District; NoHo East; and NoHo Extension

Local Voices

“I remember Richard saying at a meeting, we have someone here from HDC, Nadezhda Williams, Director of Preservation and Research, to help us. She said to us, ‘You are not the only ones going through this.’ HDC included us in an enormous community”

Erika Petersen: West End Preservation Society