NYGM New Location: Historic Manor Church

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  • 350 West 26th St.
  • Chelsea District of Manhattan NY .. 'a destitute field' (1850s)
  • 1854: Mr. R. G. Pardee is burdened to start a Sunday School mission work in this area.
  • NYTimes: 'How many inducements were held out to seduce the young to sin and misery. There were low dance-houses, gambling dens, drinking saloons, and palaces of infamy in their midst, whose emissaries were to be found on almost every street corner.'
  • 1852: Commences as an outreach of Marble Collegiate Church.
  • 1855: Manor Chapel Mission officially founded.
  • 1857: Jeremiah Lanphier and the NYC Revival (North Dutch Church).
  • 1859: Ulster (Northern Ireland) Revival.
  • 1866: Mission becomes arm of South Reformed Church.
  • 1874: Current Church Constructed.
  • 1931: Diamond Jubilee Celebrated.
  • Drawing on its Dutch roots, the church had its new building designed in a Flemish Revival style with S scrolls and curved-stepped gables.
  • NYTimes: 'The dedication of a handsome chapel to the worship of God will be hailed with gratitude by all interested in the progress of evangelization.'
  • By 1880 there were 1000 pupils at the school/mission.
  • The school subsisted on contributions from individuals and various religious institutions; however it was generally agreed among the officials not to ally the school with any single church.
  • 1944: Separated from the Reformed Church in America (RCA).
  • 1961: Ten enormous apartment buildings are built (Garment Workers). Suddenly the little Flemish building, now known as the Manor Community Church, sat essentially alone in a much-changed setting.
  • Manor Community Church continues to survive, its charming and picturesque structure mostly over
Sermon ID 126121550300
Duration 06:26
Date Dec 6, 2012
Category Video DVD
Bible Text Ezekiel 37:3
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