Religion: Call to Fifth Avenue

In 1807 New York City had but one Presbyterian church, the First, in Wall Street. Its congregation quarreled, among other things, over the new-fangled hymns of Isaac Watts. So the anti-Watts faction set up their own church in Cedar Street. Successively locating in Duane Street and lower Fifth Avenue, the congregation in 1875 built a big, brownstone Gothic church which still stands at Fifth Avenue and 55th Street among clubs, hotels and big shops. Associated at one time or another with such old New York names as Auchincloss, Sloane, Leeds, Agnew, Gracie,...

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