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Riverside Church Tower - New York, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 40° 48.715 W 073° 57.789
18T E 587449 N 4518395
Quick Description: A large church in uptown Manhattan.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 7/2/2018 7:23:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMYN30
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
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Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "Riverside Church is a Christian church in Morningside Heights, Upper Manhattan, New York City. It opened its doors on October 5, 1930. It is situated at 120th Street and 490 Riverside Drive, near the Columbia University Morningside Heights Campus, across the street from, and one block south of, President Grant's Tomb. Although interdenominational, it is also associated with the American Baptist Churches USA and the United Church of Christ. It is famous for its large size and elaborate Neo-Gothic architecture as well as its history of social justice. It was described by The New York Times in 2008 as "a stronghold of activism and political debate throughout its 75-year history ... influential on the nation's religious and political landscapes." It has been a focal point of global and national activism since its inception.

The church was conceived by industrialist, financier, and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874–1960), and minister Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878–1969), as a large, interdenominational church in a neighborhood important to the city, open to all who profess faith in Christ. Its congregation includes more than forty ethnic groups.[3] As of 2007, the church had a $14 million annual operating budget and a paid staff of 130.[4] In 2012 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places."
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: MANHATTAN RIVERSIDE BAP CH TWR

Benchmark Agency: other (not included below)

Monumentation type: Church Spire

County: New York

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): New York

Special category (optional): Not listed

Find type: Coordinates and/or to-reach information from the NGS database (or Geocaching's copy of it) were used

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NGS PID: KU4022

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

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