Religion: God's Corner Lot

On the most expensive strip of real estate in the world (Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, between 42nd and 57th Streets) stand four churches. One of them is the Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas, whose 79-year-old, brownstone steeple is dwarfed by the neighboring towers of Rockefeller Center, the spires of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

A month ago, the Consistory of New York's Collegiate Reformed Dutch churches proposed to sell Dr. Sizoo's church* for some $3,750,000 to a corporation which planned to build a 50-story skyscraper on the lot. This sum, they said, would pay off the church's mortgage, leave $3,000,000 to build a fine new...

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