Union Theological Seminary

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

3041 Broadway

ARCHITECT: Allen & Collins

DATE: 1908-10

STYLE: English Perpendicular Gothic

English Perpendicular Gothic Manhattan Morningside Heights

Rising high above the lower buildings adjacent to them, in the quadrangle of the Union Theological Seminary, the Brown Memorial Tower in the southeast corner, and the James Tower set in the middle of the Claremont Avenue side are among the finest examples of the English Perpendicular Gothic style of architecture in New York. There is a sophisticated restraint revealed in their design coupled with a delicate precision in the execution of the details that seems to impart a special quality to the masonry. These striking towers are expressions in masonry of the intent of the designer and manifest the art and skill of the master stone carvers who produced them.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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