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Church of the Resurrection (Queens)

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Church of the Resurrection
Church building with tower
Church of the Resurrection (Queens)
Church of the Resurrection (Queens)
Church of the Resurrection (Queens)
Location85-09 118th St., Kew Gardens, Queens
Coordinates40°42′8.2476″N 73°49′56.7114″W / 40.702291000°N 73.832419833°W / 40.702291000; -73.832419833Coordinates: 40°42′8.2476″N 73°49′56.7114″W / 40.702291000°N 73.832419833°W / 40.702291000; -73.832419833
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectVickers, Nathaniel W.
Architectural styleQueen Anne, Tudor Revival
NRHP reference No.03000090 [1]
Added to NRHPMarch 7, 2003

The Church of the Resurrection is a historic Episcopal church and rectory in Richmond Hill, Queens, New York City. It was originally built in 1874 as a frame, Gothic Revival style church. It was extensively remodeled and enlarged in 1904 in the Late Gothic / Tudor Revival style. It has an exterior of random quarry-faced stone and a prominent bell tower with spire. The church includes the Riis family memorial window, donated in 1905 by Elizabeth Riis, wife of Jacob Riis. The adjacent Cummings Hall was built in 1923. The rectory was built in 1888 and is a 2+12-story, frame dwelling with a hipped roof and gable dormers in the Queen Anne style.[2]

The church is also notable for its association with Jacob Riis, a social reformer and pioneering photojournalist who was a Richmond Hill resident from 1885 to 1912 and a church member from 1900 to 1912. Theodore Roosevelt, a close friend and associate of Riis, visited the church to attend the marriage of Riis's daughter Clara to Dr. William Fiske on June 1, 1900. Roosevelt was Governor of New York at the time.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.[1]


  • Church building with tower
    Church building with tower
  • Rectory built in 1888
    Rectory built in 1888
  • Historic marker
    Historic marker


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Kathy Howe (December 2002). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Church of the Resurrection". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Archived from the original on 2012-10-18. Retrieved 2011-01-12. See also: "Accompanying 13 photos". Archived from the original on 2012-10-18. Retrieved 2011-01-17.

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