ST. ANN’S CHURCH AND GRAVEYARD
295 St. Ann’s Avenue
Erected by Gouverneur Morris, Jr. as a family memorial on his rural estate, this is the oldest extant church in The Bronx. The building features a simple fieldstone Gothic Revival base and a green-painted wood Greek Revival tower with an octagonal belfry, low spire and simple cross. In the church’s crypt and graveyard lie the remains of illustrious members of the Morris family, including Gouverneur Morris, Sr., Judge Lewis Morris, first Governor of New Jersey, and Major General Lewis Morris, a member of the Continental Congress and signer of the Declaration of Independence.
The St. Ann's Church and Graveyard is a designated New York City Individual Landmark.