Church of Our Lady of Sorrows (New York City)

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The Church of Our Lady of Sorrows
General information
Architectural style Victorian
Romanesque Revival
Byzantine Revival
Town or city Manhattan, New York City
Country United States
Construction started 1867[1]
Completed 1868[1]
Client Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Design and construction
Architect Henry Engelbert[1]
Website
Church of Our Lady of Sorrows

The Church of Our Lady of Sorrows (Spanish: Nuestra Señora de los Dolores) is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at 105 Pitt Street and Stanton Street, Manhattan, New York City.[2] The area was formerly known as Kleindeutschland (Little Germany).[1]

History

The Church of Our Lady of Sorrows was established in 1867 as Our Lady of the Seven Dolors Church and staffed by the Capuchin Friars.[1] It served as the national parish for the large number of German Catholics who immigrated to New York in the late nineteenth century. Later it became a parish for Italian and then Hispanic immigrants.[1][3]

Building

Our Lady of Sorrows was built 1867-1868 in the Victorian, Byzantine Revival, and Romanesque Revival style by Henry Engelbert. Archbishop John McCloskey dedicated the church on September 6, 1868.[1]

School

The parish school was among 27 closed by the Archdiocese under the Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan in January 2011.[4][5]

References

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