Great Architects of New York: Henry J. Hardenbergh
All Angels' Church Parish House
251 West 80th Street
New York, N.Y. 10024
West 80th Street between Broadway and West End Avenue, north side
Upper West Side
Episcopal church
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Landmark Status
Not landmarked

Hardenbergh had toyed with modest assymetry here and there at occasional rowhouses, but here is apparently the only place where he really embraced it. Note that the stone carving says "All Angels' Parish House." The church, founded in 1836 in land that would become Central Park, moved to a new campus with its church at the northeast corner of West End Avenue and 80th Street, adjacent to the Parish House. In the 1960s and 1970s, the church "suffered a decline, as did many churches in the neighborhood," as the church's official history notes. By the end of the period, three of its four buildings had been demolished, including the church itself at the corner. Only this building, its parish house, remains.

Newspaper articles

  • Gray, Christopher. "Streetscapes: Henry Janeway Hardenbergh; An Architect Who Left an Indelible Imprint." The New York Times, May 7, 2000; Sec. 11, p. 7.