4. Church of the Holy Trinity

Church of the Holy Trinity in Manhattan
Photo Courtesy of the New York Landmarks Conservancy

Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, The Church of the Holy Trinity was consecrated on May 6, 1899, after roughly two years of construction. The architect, J. Stewart Barney of Barney and Chapman, designed the gold brick and terracotta structure in the French Gothic style. Barney said he wanted to combine “the repose of the English church with the picturesque dignity and beautiful detail of the French.”

On Sunday, May 21st, at 3:00 PM, George Bryant will be giving a special presentation of his newly published book Henry Holiday: His Stained Glass Windows for Gilded Age New York. The presentation will take place at Draesel Hall. A tour of the church with refreshments provided by Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts and Victorian Society will follow. You can register here. The church will also be open for self-guided tours from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm on Sunday.