Church of the Intercession, 155th Street

Vernon Howe Bailey was a New York City artist who sketched regularly for newspapers and periodicals.

Churchoftheintercession2He also created gentle, understated sketches of city bridges, skyscrapers, street scenes, and churches on his own. This 1935 sketch depicts the Church of the Intercession at 155th Street and Broadway. 

The sketch doesn’t show adjoining Trinity Church Cemetery, an upper Manhattan treasure and one of the coolest burial grounds in the city. It’s the quiet final resting place of many prominent New Yorkers, such as Clement Clark Moore, author of “A Visit From Saint Nicholas.” 

In honor of Moore’s famous tale, Church of the Intercession holds an annual Clement Clark Moore festival at Christmastime. 

Here’s a look at the church’s colorful stained glass windows and other interior photos.

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One Response to “Church of the Intercession, 155th Street”

  1. When Audubon lived in Upper Manhattan « Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] Upper Manhattan hasn’t forgotten its famous resident. Audubon Avenue and Audubon Terrace memorialize him, and Audubon himself is buried in Trinity Cemetery at 155th Street. […]

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