Restoration

The Center at West Park has developed a five stage plan for the restoration of the historic West Park Presbyterian Church building. We have begun the work of planning for Phase 1, starting with the repair of the Community House roof, and we need your support to move forward.

Phase 1 Community House & South Facade Roof, Tower & Chimney $6.25 million Replace roofing,
Restore skylights,
Restore windows & frames
Replace flashings, accessories, gutters & leaders
Restore masonry
Restore doors, automate east doors for accessibility
Phase 2 South/Corner Tower Roof & Walls $9.25 million Replace roofing
Restore windows and frames
Restore South entrance doors, steps
Restore masonry
Phase 3 North Tower Roof, Walls & West Facade $4.75 million Reconstruct tower roof
Restore windows and frames
Restore entrance doors, steps
Restore masonry
Phase 4 Sanctuary Roof & South Facade $3.5 million Replace roofing
Restore windows & frames
Replace flashings, accessories, gutters & leaders
Restore masonry
Phase 5 North Facade (Not Pictured) $1.25 million Restore windows & frames
Restore doors
Repair areaway contrete slab
Restore masonry
All Phases Stabilization Remove loose stone material
Install temporary netting
Install smoke alarm system building wide
Maintain gutters & leaders
Complete Structural Survey

 

Support the Restoration

You can make a donation to The Center at West Park to support our mission to restore the West Park Presbyterian Church’s extraordinary edifice. Together, we can insure that West Park will continue to inspire the neighborhood with its majestic architecture; preserve a legacy of civic values that stretch back over a century; and to provide a home for performances, activism, and community-building on the Upper West Side for generations to come.

Make a donation

 

Landmark Status

West Park Presbyterian Church was dedicated a New York City landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on January 12, 2010. According to the commission, “The West Park Presbyterian Church is considered to be one of the best examples of a Romanesque Revival style religious structure in New York City. The extraordinarily deep color of its red sandstone cladding and the church’s bold forms with broad, round-arched openings and a soaring tower at the corner of West 86th Street and Amsterdam Avenue produce a monumental and distinguished presence along those streets.”

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