Church of Saint Joseph of the Holy Family, New York City
The Church of St. Joseph of the Holy Family is a Roman Catholic parish church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at 401 West 125th Street at Morningside Avenue in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It is the oldest existing church in Harlem and above 44th Street in Manhattan. On June 28, 2016 it was designated a New York City Landmark.Plan your visit to Church of Saint Joseph of the Holy Family and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our New York City trip planning site .
The parish was established in 1859 or 1860 for German Catholics. Although the building has remained in one location, street name changes in Harlem have affected the address. The address listed in 1892 was at 125th Street and the corner of 9th Avenue.
Built before the American Civil War, the Romanesque Revival red brick church was built and dedicated in 1860. It was enlarged in 1871 and altered in 1889 by the Herter Brothers. As part of the alteration, the window over the entrance became a niche for a statue of St. Joseph holding the infant.
The church had a school and convent affiliated with it, which were located in the former Manhattanville Presbyterian Church, a Greek Revival structure directly behind the church. The parish school was among 27 in the Archdiocese of New York closed by Archbishop Dolan on January 11, 2011.
Church of Saint Joseph of the Holy Family Reviews
Misa gospel a las 10am en El Barrio de Harlem. No es de las más turísticas, ni las que recomiendan las guías, pero gracias a eso no está masificada (llegando incluso un pelin tarde tuvimos sitio para ... more »Gospel Mass at 10am in the Harlem neighborhood. It is not the most tourist, or recommended by the guides, but thanks to that is not crowded (arriving even a tad late we had room to sit at the top) and is a real pass. The voices of the incredible Gospel choir... The mass, despite being in English, was perfectly understood and you could follow it without major problems. Pass the basket, but the contribution is voluntary and the amount you choose. Do not look bad if you donate nothing (aunq costs nothing to throw something, Porq really is incredible) make you feel one more of the parish
Jolie église près du métro de la 125ème rue. Une chorale gospel incroyable, beaucoup de bonne humeur, un sermon engagé et une ambiance très familiale. Un très bon moment, à privilégier si vous êtes cr... more »Nice Church near the 125th street subway. An incredible Gospel Choir, a lot of good humor, a committed sermon and a very family atmosphere. A very good time, to be preferred if you are believers...
Beautiful! Just hate that ot gets crowded on holidays ONLY!!! Other then that, ever Sunday is a decent amount of people.
A beautiful and welcoming Catholic Church with great preaching and a amazing choir.
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