Edgehill Church of Spuyten Duyvil
(Riverdale Presbyterian Chapel)
eastern side (2009)
|Location||2550 Independence Ave.|
Spuyten Duyvil, Bronx, New York City
|Architect||Francis H. Kimball|
|Architectural style||Romanesque Revival, Tudor Revival, Shingle style|
|NRHP reference #||82001089|
|Added to NRHP||October 29, 1982|
|Designated NYCL||November 25, 1980|
Edgehill Church at Spuyten Duyvil is a United Church of Christ parish church located at 2550 Independence Avenue in the Spuyten Duyvil neighborhood of The Bronx, New York City. Its congregation was founded in 1869 as the mission chapel affiliated with the Riverdale Presbyterian Church, serving the workers at the nearby Johnson Iron Foundry. The church, described by the AIA Guide to New York City as a "picturesque eclectic sanctuary", was designed by architect Francis Kimball in a mixture of styles – Romanesque Revival, Tudor Revival and Shingle style – and was built from 1888-1889. It features stained glass windows designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
By 1977, the church's congregation had fallen dramatically. Plans were announced to close the church and convert it into a community center, the pastoral leadership was assumed by the Rev. Dr. William A. Tieck, a retired Methodist, who led the congregation until his death in 1997.
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