Church of the Ascension

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New York City , USA
Fifth Ave at 10th St
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In the 1840s, pagan Greek Revival architecture was abandoned for the spiritual Gothic, reaching toward the heavens and echoing English and French church architecture of the late Middle Ages. Richard Upjohn jump-started the Gothic Revival in New York with his Church of the Ascension , 1841, a square-towered English country church faced in brownstone. Architect Stanford White gathered a group of artists in 1888 to redecorate the interior with paintings, sculptures and stained-glass windows.