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  • Collection: The Riverside Church

An article covering the Naval Reserve Midshipmen's Graduation from 1942, when the largest class ever (at that time) was awarded commissions.

This apartment house and the two adjoining private residences on the southeast corner of 122nd Street and Riverside Drive were torn down to make way for the Riverside Church.

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

A portrait of Fosdick as a young minister.

John D. Rockefeller, Jr., three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front

A token of appreciation from all the servicemen who were welcomed at Riverside throughout WWII.

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 photograph, from ca. 1930, is taken from the entrance to Columbia University at Broadway and 116th St. (with Barnard College to the left), facing northwest as the Riverside Church spire rises in the distance. It was known as the 'Rockefeller…

This photograph documents the construction of the church, notably the modern steel framework that would be encased by stone to preserve the architects' Gothic vision.
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