Saint Paul’s Chapel

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

Amsterdam Avenue at West 117th Street

ARCHITECT: Howells & Stokes

DATE: 1904-07

STYLE: Byzantine, Italian Renaissance

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St. Paul’s Chapel attains an altogether pleasing dignity from its beautiful proportions and handsome architectural details. This brick building with limestone trim is highlighted with terra cotta ornament and ornamental bronze carefully integrated into an harmonious ecclesiastical design. Because of its Greek cross plan, surmounted by a high drummed dome over the crossing and its four columned portico (porch) with a Florentine gable, this Byzantine Chapel displaying much Italian Renaissance detail makes an attractive contribution to American architecture.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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