BEDFORD PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH & PARSONAGE
2943 Bainbridge Ave
Robert H. Robertson
This church is a late example of Romanesque Revival style by prominent NY architect R. Robertson. Among his most notable works are St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in the Hamilton Heights Historic District, St. Paul’s Methodist Church on West 86th Street, and the American Tract Society Building on Nassau Street. Mixed with Tudor Gothic details, the structure is made of blocks of locally quarried stone pierced by crisply cut round and flat arched openings. It has a cruciform plan with half-timbered gables lit by cusped-arched openings. From the southeast crossing of the building rises a square tower with an open belfry and hipped roof.
In 1994, the congregation merged with The Bronx Korean Church, offering services in English and Korean. Adjacent to the church, the former parsonage building currently hosts the Bronx Korean-American Senior Citizen Association. The senior center was started in 1988 as a place for older Koreans to come together, and became an organization in 1991.