This week’s #untappedcities Photo Pool “Pic” of the week goes to @akwidget for this juxtaposition of old and new architecture at the tip of Manhattan. The architecture of lower Manhattan is incredibly diverse and there are some definitive historical strongholds, like the Shrine of Elizabeth Ann Seton and Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, despite the incursion of skyscrapers.
Built in grand Georgian and Colonial style, Our Lady of the Rosary was built in 1965 adjacent to the centuries old James Watson House on State Street. To members of the Catholic Church and beyond, it represents a landmark dedicated to the first ever American Canonized Saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, who was born and raised in New York City. The church stands on the former site of the Seton home. The photo archive of the Seton Shrine calls out the “18th century ship’s mast portico” of the The James Watson House.
With whole neighborhoods going up in all glass throughout the boroughs, will we start to lose what makes New York City distinctive–a mix of architectural styles that co-exist side by side?
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