Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

230 Lenox Avenue

ARCHITECT: William A. Potter

DATE: 1889

STYLE: Romanesque Revival, Church

Church Harlem Manhattan Romanesque Revival

The beautiful Romanesque Revival Church of St. Martin’s can be seen from many blocks away as its impressive tower rises above the surrounding house tops. This high tower with its narrow arched openings, is the dominant focal point of the Church and contains one of the finest carillons in the city.

The copper covered pyramidal steeple is adorned at each corner by simple square pinnacles. At the base of the tower a handsome arched doorway leads into the Church. This doorway is paired with another about thirty feet to the east, the two together defining the gabled end wall of the main aisle. This end wall contains three very grand arched windows which are set above three square headed windows with heavy stone mullions. This is a cruciform church with two very fine transept galleries.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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