Riverside Church

The Riverside Church Landmark

Constructed from 1928 to 1930
Designed by Henry C. Pelton, of New York, and Allen & Collens, of Boston
Description: With Baptist roots, this ecumenical church has a mission of being “interdenominational, interracial, and international.” Sitting on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River, Riverside Church is a neo-gothic structure with three distinct portions which include a five-bay nave and chancel, a twenty-two story tower, and a cloister passage. The tower houses the narthex, Christ Chapel, the belfry, offices, and meeting rooms. Based on French Gothic Structure, the building has a steel frame with Indiana limestone.