Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church (Bronx, New York)


Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church (Bronx, New York)
The Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Immaculate Conception Church East 150th Street
General information
Architectural style Romanesque Revival
Town or city Melrose, Bronx, New York City
Country United States of America
Completed 1887 (for church)[1][2]
1901 (for school hall)[2]
Technical details
Structural system Brick masonry
Design and construction
Client Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Architect Henry Bruns (for 1887 church)[2]
Anthony F. A. Schmitt (for 1901 school hall)[2]

Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at 150th Street at Melrose Avenue, Bronx, New York City, in the Melrose neighborhood of the South Bronx. The parish was established in 1853.[3] It is staffed by the Redemptorist Fathers. The church boasts the highest spire in the Bronx.[2]

Building

The present Romanesque Revival brick church was completed in 1887 to the designs of Henry Bruns and is the highest spire in the Bronx.[2] The school hall was built 1901 to the designs by Anthony F. A. Schmitt.[2] "Built in the days when Germans were the most populous ethnic group in the Bronx and their prominence in the building trades, brewing, and the manufacture of miscial instruments was of central importance to the borough's prosperity."[2]

References

  1. ^ Norval White and Elliot Willensky, AIA Guide to New York City, rev. ed., (New York: Collier Books, 1978), p.315-316.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h White, Norval; Willensky, Elliot; Leadon, Fran (2010) (in English). AIA Guide to New York City. American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (Fifth ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 823. ISBN 9780195383867. 
  3. ^ Remigius Lafort, S.T.D., Censor, The Catholic Church in the United States of America: Undertaken to Celebrate the Golden Jubilee of His Holiness, Pope Pius X. Volume 3: The Province of Baltimore and the Province of New York, Section 1: Comprising the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn, Buffalo and Ogdensburg Together with some Supplementary Articles on Religious Communities of Women.. (New York City: The Catholic Editing Company, 1914), p.386.



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