Reformed Church of Huguenot Park

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

5475 Amboy Road

CLIENT: Reformed Church of Huguenot Park

ARCHITECT: Ernest Flagg

DATE: 1923-24

STYLE: Classical

Church Classical Huguenot Staten Island

The Reformed Church of Huguenot Park is a distinguished and unusual building constructed in 1923-24 and designed in a style reminiscent of medieval vernacular buildings in England and France. The church celebrates the tercentenary of Huguenot settlement in New Netherlands, particularly Staten Island. Clad in serpentine stone native to Staten Island with concrete trim and mortar, it was designed by prominent New York architect Ernest Flagg and is his only church design in New York City.

An important part of Flagg’s oeuvre of stone buildings on Staten Island, the church illustrates Flagg’s architectural sensibility, a consequence of his tenure as a student at the prestigious Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. At the northeast corner of the site is a small one-story wood-frame building, designed in a Classically-inspired style, which was built in 1903-05 as a library and moved to its present site soon after its construction.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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