First Reformed Church of College Point, Queens
Address: 118-17 14th Avenue
LPC Action: Public Hearing in 1980
LPC Backlog Hearing: Removed from the calendar without prejudice
Constructed in 1872-74, the Carpenter Gothic-style First Reformed Church of College Point reflects the small town, rural nature of this area of Queens in the 19th century. The church underwent a restoration in 1994 and has recently been restored again after a fire in 2008.
LPC Statement of Significance:
These two charming church structures were built in 1972-74 to serve the First Reformed Church of College Point. Both are wood frame buildings designed in a matter reflecting the traditions of rural architecture--a reminder of the character of College Point at that time. The church building with its round-arched openings and paneled corner piers displays characteristics of the Italianate style. A small pedimented entrance porch provides access through a tower with a soaring spire. The Sunday School building is a rare and well-preserved example of the Eastlake Gothic style in New york City. Intricate carved ornament, pointed-arch openings, ornamental bargeboards, and a small towered entrance porch are among the distinctive features of the building.