Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Midtown, Lexington Avenue at 54th Street

Mary Sargent © 2007 …………………………………….. click to enlarge

This is St. Peter's Church, a Lutheran church, which was built in 1977 after joining in a condominium with Citicorp. Try to imagine what went on in those discussions. Let's see, St. Peter's already had a church on that spot, an old Gothic style church. And I guess Citicorp didn’t want that old church snuggling up next to their fine International style building, so they made them an offer. Wait! I have no idea what really happened; this is just idle speculation. But if you want the official story, not the back story, go to the above link, which has lots of information, even including a couple of pages about Martin Luther and a photograph of the old Gothic church.

See map.

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