Park Church

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Park Church
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Park Church is located in New York
Park Church
Park Church is located in the United States
Park Church
Location208 W. Gray St., Elmira, New York
Coordinates42°5′21″N 76°48′33″W / 42.08917°N 76.80917°W / 42.08917; -76.80917Coordinates: 42°5′21″N 76°48′33″W / 42.08917°N 76.80917°W / 42.08917; -76.80917
Arealess than one acre
Built1872
ArchitectWhite, Horatio Nelson
Architectural styleLate Victorian, Eclectic
NRHP reference #77000936[1]
Added to NRHPMay 25, 1977

Park Church runs the length of an entire city block in Elmira, New York. The church was constructed from 1874 through 1876, replacing its much smaller, wooden predecessor. It was designed by Horatio Nelson White. The design of the limestone and brick church is highly eclectic. Besides its architecture, the church is significant for its congregation of abolitionists and humanitarians. From 1854 until his death in 1900, Thomas Kennicott Beecher was the pastor of Park Church. Beecher, together with his twelve siblings including author Harriet Beecher Stowe, was brought up by liberal reformist clergyman Lyman Beecher.[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Nadler, Margaret L. (April 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Park Church". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2008-11-07. See also: "Accompanying four photos, from 1973".