Join the Historic Districts Council for a special Secret Lives Tour or Grace Church- Wed, June 29, 2016
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Join the Historic Districts Council for a special Secret Lives tour of Grace Church, led by The Reverend J. Donald Waring, Rector. One of the most famous and recognizable religious structures in the city, Grace Church has commanded views from both sides of Broadway’s distinctive bend at 10th Street since 1846. Designed by James Renwick, Jr., the church, together with Richard Upjohn’s design for the new Trinity Church in the same year, heralded the arrival of the Gothic Revival style in New York City. In fact, upon its completion, the church, with its pointed arches, magnificent rose window, and elegant spire, became one of the finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the country. The structure and its adjacent Rectory were designated as Individual Landmarks in 1966, one year after the Landmarks Law was enacted. The church is also a National Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The tour will include highlights of the church’s magnificent sanctuary, as well as a peek inside the Honor Room and the Chantry.
$75 General Admission