February 11: Part Four of Six

We’re pleased to present this six-part virtual tour of the exquisite art and architecture of Park Avenue Christian Church. From the Tiffany stained glass windows, to the 70-foot fleche inspired by Sainte Chappelle in Paris, the “A Walk in The Park” series highlights the precious structure that is The Park, and underscores our mission to preserve and protect this invaluable building while sharing it with our neighbors and the world. 



Part Four: Gem-Like Facets

The Organ

As our tour continues, step further into the nave and turn around to view the organ gallery.  The William Jackson Jarmon Memorial Organ was installed in 1982 and was the gift of Clementine Miller Tangeman.  Built by the Walter Holtkamp Company of Cleveland, Ohio, the organ is a 51-rank mechanical action instrument of three manuals and pedal.

Walk down the aisle to see the location of the original organ in the clerestory. You can see the remaining pipes and several carved musical angels adorning the handsome woodwork. The new organ was moved to the rear gallery for improved acoustics.

The Tiffany Windows

The magnificent stained glass East window above the gallery is the work of the studio of Louis Comfort Tiffany.


The lower panels were moved from the former home of the Old South Dutch Reformed Church, and additional decorative panels were added above and below the figural panels. The subjects of these panels are the Nativity, the Resurrection, and the Baptism of Jesus by John.


When the present organ was added in 1982, the decorative lower panels were installed in the niches in the South aisle, offering a close view of their thick, gem-like facets. There is a fragment of a Tiffany window depicting two musical angels in the North aisle near the Baptistry.

The Celestory Windows


Executed in painted, rather than stained glass, the upper registers of the windows of the nave and chancel have 3-foil and 4-foil designs containing symbols; the middle panels have suspended shields; and the lower panels feature decorative panes of translucent and colored glass.   Symbols refer to the life of Christ, the Gospel writers, the prophets and the apostles.

Part Five: The Baptistry and the Chancel

Part Three: Artifacts from the Congregation’s History

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