Posts Tagged ‘Vernon Howe Bailey’

Church of the Intercession, 155th Street

June 17, 2009

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.