West-Park Presbyterian Church, 165 West 86th Street sign now

Though the Landmarks Preservation Commission declared West-Park Presbyterian Church a superb building in 1977 and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation certified that the building is associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of our history, this important church, located at 165 West 86th Street, has yet to be landmarked.






As Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art and Columbia University art history professor Barry Bergdoll has stated, West-Park is one of the architecturally most distinguished and historically most important of Manhattans surviving Nineteenth century churches. In the words of Andrew Dolkart, architectural historian, writer and James Marston Fitch Professor of Historic Preservation at Columbia University, West-Park is unquestionably one of the most beautiful religious structures on the Upper West Side (to read letters of support and view images, go to: www.landmarkwest.org/westpark).






We, the undersigned, call upon the Landmarks Preservation Commission to rectify the neglect of one of Manhattans most historically and architecturally distinguished buildings and schedule a public hearing to consider landmark designation. High-rise development is not the only alternative for this site. West-Park Presbyterian deserves to be included among New York Citys Landmarks, both on the grounds of its architectural merit and for its importance in the social and cultural history of the city.

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  • 16 December 2015750. Charles Fw
    West-Park is an irreplaceable Architectural Gem. It is the Aesthetic Anchor of our Landmarked Neighborhood. Its loss would diminish the value and character of the entire area.
  • 16 December 2015749. Peter H
    I support this petition
  • 15 December 2015748. Emily R
    I support this petition
  • 14 December 2015747. Joan P
    The church's fanciful design set the style for rowhouses as Manhattan spread northward. You understand a lot when you study it. As a cornerstone of NY neighborhood architectural history, it must be preserved.
  • 12 December 2015746. Emilie B
    It woul dbe very sad to lose this beautiful church.
  • 12 December 2015745. Jill W
    Landmark West-Park Presbyterian Church
  • 11 December 2015744. Leslie L
    In a city where there are precious few reminders of NYC's heritage and past, please save this church. These days, we need our faith!
  • 11 December 2015743. Amanda R
    I support this petition
  • 10 December 2015742. Dawn H
    save the church
  • 09 December 2015741. David G
    It would be tragedy for the Upper West Side if such an important architectual landmark is destroyed.
  • 09 December 2015740. Rev Davidculbertsonstjamesepiscopalc
    Please save this landmark building by placing it on the Landmarks Preservation List. Thank you.
  • 08 December 2015739. Donna D
    I support this petition
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    I support this petition
  • 06 December 2015737. Polly S
    I support this petition
  • 06 December 2015736. Susan Cn
    PLEASE save this buiding. It is historic, adds undeniable character to the UWS, and can be renovated to other use or restored to its original purpose, as a church adn community gathering center. It is a beautiful spot, run-down now, but should be saved an
  • 05 December 2015735. Sarah S
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  • 04 December 2015731. Janice G
    Urgent - Save this church!
  • 03 December 2015730. Jo B
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  • 01 December 2015728. Mary Jog
    This church is an important landmark of our community and should remain in tact and protected.
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