September 27th, 2016

windy lady

Grace Church, and St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery

From the Guidebook:
Grace Church, which, with the adjoining rectory, chantry, and church-house, forms, perhaps, the most attractive ecclesiastical group in New York. The present church, which is of white limestone and has a lofty marble spire, was erected in 1843-46 from the designs of James Renwick, Jun. when he was 23 years old. There is even a bust of him inside the church, which is often mistaken for St. Peter. The interior is well-proportioned (open daily, [12]-5; good musical services), and all windows contain stained glass. There is no guided tour, but there is a cellphone guided tour, as well as a handout to borrow and look at. The handout is the printed text of the cellphone tour, so it's either or. I did enjoy my time inside. Below are pictures of the exterior as described above.

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