St. Andrew's Church (New York City)

St. Andrew's Church
General information
Town or city New York, New York
Country United States of America
Completed 1939[1]
Cost $632,153[1]
Client Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Design and construction
Architect Maginnis & Walsh, Robert J. Reiley[1]

The Church of St. Andrew is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at 20 Cardinal Hayes Place, Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1842 and has been staffed by the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament ever since.[2]


In 1892, the address listed was on Duane Street, and the corner of City Hall Place.[3]

The present building was erected in 1939 through a joint effort involving the famous Boston firm Maginnis & Walsh and Robert J. Reiley of New York. It is one of the best examples of the Georgian Revival architectural style in New York. St. Andrew is the only New York City church to be designed by Maginnis & Walsh.

The church was erected near the site of the infamous Five Points slum. The selection of the site for the church was near where Cardinal Hayes was born.

The church is located near City Hall and the headquarters of the NYPD, along with several other courthouses. Above the entrance to the church, an inscription in Latin reads "Beati qvi ambvlant in lege Domini," which means "Blessed are they who walk in the law of the Lord."



  1. 1 2 3 Robert J. Reiley, AIA Architect Roster Questionnaire, 1946, 1953 (Accessed 11 January 2011)
  2. Remigius Lafort, S.T.D., Censor, The Catholic Church in the United States of America: Undertaken to Celebrate the Golden Jubilee of His Holiness, Pope Pius X. Volume 3: The Province of Baltimore and the Province of New York, Section 1: Comprising the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn, Buffalo and Ogdensburg Together with some Supplementary Articles on Religious Communities of Women.. (New York City: The Catholic Editing Company, 1914), p.312.
  3. The World Almanac 1892 and Book of Facts (New York: Press Publishing, 1892), p.390.
  4. "Changes in Catholic Clergy: Archbishop Farley Announces a Number of Assignments and Transfers", New York Times, Jun 11, 1904. Retrieved 21 July 2011, Excerpt: "Martin J. Burke. from St. Joseph's to the Church of the Nativity, city; the Roy. Anthony J. Morgan, from the Church of the Guardian Angels to the Mission of ..."
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