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Church of the Intercession (second location)
Broadway (Boulevard) at 158th Street: May, 1905

The corner-stone of the new Church of the Intercession, One Hundred and Fifty-eighth street and Eleventh-avenue, was laid yesterday by Bishop Potter, assisted by Rev Postlethwaite, rector of the parish, and other clergymen.  Previous to the ceremony, many of the residents of Washington Heights assembled on the lawn of "The Hemlocks," the residence of George B Grinnell, and a procession was organized...

The procession then moved toward the scene of the ceremony in the following order: The Sunday-school children, the congregation, invited guests, vestrymen, wardens, clergy, rector and Bishop...

The new building will be in the florid Gothic style of the thirteenth century, cruciform, with transepts.  On the south-east corner will rise a tower, 180 feet high, surmounted by a gilt cross of 10 feet.  On the south-west corner will be a turret and two clustered pinnacles.  The walls will be of reck-faced brown stone, trimmed with light-colored Ohio stone...The whole structure will occupy eleven City lots…and will cost about $89,000. 

After the proceedings a number of gentlemen were entertained at "The Hemlocks" by Mr Grinnell.  Mr. Wm B Harrison also had a select party at his residence.
                          New York Times
June 13, 1872