Third Church of Christ Scientist, Central Presbyterian Church, 580 Park Avenue

583 Park Avenue, Delano & Aldrich, 1922-24– NYC HD
593 Park Avenue, Henry C. Pelton and Allen & Collens, 1920-22 – NYC HD
J. E. R. Carpenter, 1923 – NYC HD

Two contiguously constructed churches stand on this block. The Third Church of Christ Scientist is a lovely example of the neo-Georgian style, its red brick façades graced with a grand columned portico and its central dome crowned by a balustrade and cupola. In 2006, the pews were removed from the interior so the space could also be used for events. The construction of the Central Presbyterian Church building was partly funded by the Rockefellers. Its Gothic Revival style is evidenced by its rough granite cladding, a large pointed arch window and intricately carved octagonal tower. Across the street, note the stylized colonnade formed by a series of pilasters at the base of 580 Park Avenue, which occupies the entire blockfront.