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  • Collection: The Riverside Church

This blueprint features notes in yellow from R. Guastavino & Co. on the type and positioning of tile for the church area above the proposed Play Room.

Guastavino tile design for a proposed mortuary chapel in the Riverside Church- the featured tiles were Guastavino's signature Akoustolith, designed to reduce acoustic reflection and noise in large vaulted ceilings.

This drafting plan illustrates the proposed use of Guastavino's iconic vaulted ceiling tiles in one room of the Riverside Church.

A contemporary view of the intricately carved chancel screen of the Riverside Church.

A present-day view of the splendid Riverside Church nave.

The architects' cross-section of the building, detailing the purpose for each floor.
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