Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Madison Square Presbyterian Church

The Madison Square Presbyterian Church designed by McKim, Mead & White c. 1904 at Madison Avenue and East 24th Street in New York City. The church was demolished in 1919 and eventually replaced with the Metropolitan Life North Building. Click HERE for more on the Madison Square Presbyterian Church.

Photos from American Architect & Architecture, 1906.


archibuff said...

A very short lived jewel box of a structure

The Down East Dilettante said...

The loss of this building was hugely lamented even in its own time. Very too bad.

The Ancient said...

It's interesting to note that both this building and the one posted previously -- the old Russell Sage Building -- were in part the doing of Robert W. de Forest. In the previous case, he picked Atterbury to design the building; here, he headed the building committee that recommended MMW. (L.C. Tiffany, de Forest's close friend, was also on the committee.)

See page 61 and following:

The Down East Dilettante said...

anytime that any combination of White, various de Forests, and Louis Tiffany occurred, magic followed.

White and Tiffany's feeling for pattern, separately and in collaboration, have never been excelled, in my ever humble opinion.