St. Michael’s Church, Manhattan
Name: St. Michael’s Church, Manhattan
Address: 225 West 99th Street, New York, NY 10025
Architect or Builder: Gibson, Robert W.
Style: Richardsonian Romanesque
NYC Boroughs/Neighborhoods: Upper West Side
County: New York
Saturday, May 20th / St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
225 West 99th Street (Manhattan)
3:00 p.m. and 4:00 pm
St. Michael’s has seven Louis Comfort Tiffany lancet windows in the apse depicting St. Michael’s victory in Heaven, installed in 1895. Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company also decorated the dome of the apse and installed the Vermont white marble high altar, reredos, credence niche, altar rail, pulpit and other apse decorations. By 1920, the Tiffany Studios decorations in the Chapel of the Angels were completed, including two more stained glass windows and the large mosaic, Gloria in Excelsis, behind the altar. The dramatic lighting fixture hanging high above the apse, as well as most of the fixtures in the Chapel of the Angels, was also produced by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company. All of these works represent one of the largest installations of Tiffany glass and decorations to remain in its original setting.
Space for each tour is limited and advance registration is suggested.
St. Michael’s is open for self-guided tours Saturday 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Sunday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, no registration needed.
St. Michael’s is also featured in th Corning Museum of Glass’ Tiffany Glass Mosaic exhibit, more info here: http://www.cmog.org/collection/exhibitions/tiffanys-glass-mosaics