Russell Sage Memorial Church
|Location||1324 Beach Twelfth St., New York, New York|
|Area||3 acres (1.2 ha)|
|Architect||Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson; Olmsted Brothers|
|Architectural style||Late Gothic Revival, Neo-Gothic style|
|NRHP��reference No.||86002678 |
|Added to NRHP||September 22, 1986|
The First Presbyterian Church of Far Rockaway, formerly known as the Russell Sage Memorial Church, is a historic Presbyterian church in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens in New York City. It was commissioned by Olivia Slocum Sage as a memorial to her late husband, Russell Sage (1816–1906), as they used to summer in the area. She also commissioned a large, memorial stained glass window of a landscape, designed by Tiffany Studio.
Designed by the architect Ralph Adams Cram (1863–1942), the church was built between 1908 and 1910 and is a Neo-Gothic-style building laid out in a traditional cruciform plan. It is constructed of brick with concrete trim and a steeply sloping slate-covered roof. Connected to the church are a parish hall and manse. The surrounding landscape, designed by the Olmsted Brothers, is a contributing element to its designation of historic significance.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
- Merrill Hesch (July 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Russell Sage Memorial Church / First Presbyterian Church of Far Rockaway". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Archived from the original on 2012-04-01. Retrieved 2008-10-03. See also: "Accompanying six photos, exterior and interior, from 1986".