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Address: 93rd Street and 35th Avenue
Neighborhood: Jackson Heights
Architect: McGill, Henry J.
Current Status: Extant
Award: Bronze Plaque for Public Buildings
Typology: Religious Building
The Church of the Blessed Sacrament continues to be a beacon in this community with its striped facing and blend of exotic and contemporary design on its tower. The architect Henry McGill was a prolific church designer and this is one of his most distinctive and also one of his last. He died in 1953 just two years after it was completed. However, according to the AIA Guide to New York City, the church design predates its construction by a decade, which would not be all that surprising given the strong moderne elements. McGill also did the other two earlier buildings on site, the auditorium (1933) and convent (1937).
White, Norval and Elliot Willensky and Fran Leadon. AIA Guide to New York City, 5th Edition. Oxford University Press, 2010. Print.