Saturday, September 05, 2009

Upper East Side, Madison Avenue at 71st Street

Mary Sargent © 2009 ………………….. click to enlarge

In 1991, Christopher Gray (there's that name again) wrote a Streetscapes article about St. James' Church titled "A Metamorphis Still in Progress," in which he recounts the six or so major changes the church has undergone since it was built in 1885. Among them are switching the front and back interiors and trying to get the steeple right; the one you see here is the third attempt and is "widely considered a failure."

See map.

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