- Church of the Incarnation, Roman Catholic (Manhattan)
The Church of the Incarnation (Roman Catholic) General information Architectural style Gothic Revival Town or city Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York City, New York Country United States of America Construction started 1908 (for first church/school)
1928 (for present church)
Completed 1910 (for first church/school)
c.1913 (for rectory)
Technical details Structural system Masonry stone with limestone trim Design and construction Client Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York Architect W. H. Jones (for 1928 church)
- Not to be confused with the Church of the Incarnation, Episcopal (Manhattan) on Madison Avenue and 30th Street
The Church of the Incarnation is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at 1290 St. Nicholas Avenue (Juan Pablo Duarte Blvd.) at the corner of 175th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York City, New York. The church is known as "the St. Patrick's Cathedral of Washington Heights"
“Mass was said in a store until the erection in 1910 of a two-story building, which serves as a school and church. Ground for a church adjoins the school building on the corner of 175th and St. Nicholas Avenue.” In 1914, the Rev. Dr. Mahoney was still pastor and was assisted by the Rev. Francis A. Kiniry and Rev. Joseph V. Stanford, the three of whom occupied a recently completed “handsome three-story rectory.”
Internally, the contemporary-with-the-building baldacchino is of white marble and lit by rich stained-glass windows. "At the West End is a large and stunning rose window above the gallery. Twin organ facades with gold pipes face into the gallery from both sides, and additional organ facades are found in the North transept and in the apse."
Incarnation Parish School
The school is located at 570 West 175th Street. In 1914, the school which had been built with the church and completed in 1910 (and presumably opened that year) was in the charge of two Sisters of Charity and two lay teachers, who oversaw 125 pupils. It was formerly staffed by the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Among the noteworthy graduates of this school was Theodore Cardinal E. McCarrick.
- ^ a b c d e f "Church of the Incarnation (Roman Catholic) 1290 St. Nicholas Ave. (Juan Pablo Duarte Blvd.) at 175th St. New York, N.Y. 10033"
- ^ a b c d e f 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.336.
- ^ Incarnation Parish School (retrieved 9 May 2011)
- ^ The Church of the Incarnation: Celebrating 100 years of Prayer and Service 1908-2008: Our History (Retrieved 9 May 2011)
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