First Presbyterian Church House, Greenwich Village, NYC

This church house on East 12th Street just off Fifth Avenue, was designed by Edgar Tafel, best known as a an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright and for having worked on many of Wright’s most famous projects. Constructed in 1960 to mimic the adjoining 1846 Gothic Revival Church, the church house is surprisingly harmonious and retiring.

Updated photo from January 2011 without the scaffolding:

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6 Responses to First Presbyterian Church House, Greenwich Village, NYC

  1. Kathleen says:

    Hello Mid-century Mundane-
    Could I use the image of Tafel’s Church House (top image) in DOCOMOMO’s print newsletter? B/W. Full credit would be given to either “Midcentury Mundane” or an individual photographer.
    thanks, KR

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