February 4: Part Three 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 Three: Artifacts from the Congregation’s History

The Narthex
Through the glass doors is the narthex, the entrance area outside the nave.  Artifacts from the congregation’s history are on display here, including historic documents, engraving plates, and a copy of the 1810 charter.


On the North and South sides of the narthex are columbariums with niches for the interment of funerary ashes, serving as an “urban churchyard.”


A Columbarium

The Nave               
Step through the double wooden doors and look up. Four-part ribbed vaulting spans the nave in authentic French Gothic style, supporting the weight of the ceiling without steel reinforcement. The Guastavino tiles of the webbed vaulting are lighter than stone and provide superior acoustic qualities.

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