Church of the Nativity, East Village, NYC

The Church of the Nativity is on Second Avenue in Manhattan’s East Village. According to this New York Times article it seems that the church was threatened with closure in 2006, but there are still some signs of life including the recently dated banner. The building was designed by the firm of Genovese and Maddelene, which also designed a few other religious buildings including Our Lady of Good Counsel on Staten Island. While this structure is interesting in its severity and the striking “belltower,” it sadly doesn’t compare to the building that existed here before. The previous structure was designed in 1832 by several architects including the renowned Alexander Jackson Davis who also designed Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan and Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, among many others. The original and imposing Greek Revival building was demolished in 1970.

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