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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Northwest corner of Central Park West and 65th Street


View from the northeast

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

By Carter B. Horsley

This very handsome church was founded in 1868 and moved into this structure in 1904. It was designed by William Schickel, an architect noted for his Gothic Revival style and who had studied with William Morris Hunt and Henry Fernbach. His other notable buildings in New York City are the St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church (see The City Review article) and the original buildings of the Lenox Hill and St. Vincent's hospitals.

The reredos above the altar was executed in the 1920s and the church has a stained glass window depicting the Ascension by the Tiffany Studio of New York.

The church is a Reconciling in Christ congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

View from the southeast

View from the southeast

There is good bus service at this location and The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a few blocks away as are various schools and religious institutions and good shopping.

The church has a website at


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