St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

85 Greenway South
Robert Tappan, 1924
National Register Property

Robert Tappan, prolific architect of residential architecture in Forest Hills and a neighborhood resident, donated his architectural and construction management services to the construction of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. At the time, Tappan was also managing the construction of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine as an associate in the architecture firm of Cram and Ferguson. St. Luke’s was designed in the English Gothic style and constructed of salvaged brick with wood trim and beautiful stained glass windows, some of which were created by a prestigious studio in London, England. The church’s square bell tower rises to just 70 feet, a cost-saving measure at the time, but a contributing feature of this charming structure and appropriate to its suburban context.The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.