The Vestry of Trinity Church has determined to build
a church and parish house, costing several hundred
thousand dollars, in historic old Trinity Cemetery on
Washington Heights, to take the place of the present
Chapel of the Intercession, at Broadway and 158th Street...
It is understood that not only will the present Chapel of the
Intercession, which is old, out of repair, and regarded as
wholly inadequate for the rapidly growing needs of that section of the city, be torn down as soon as the new church is ready for occupancy, but that the site, embracing several city lots on a valuable Broadway corner, will either be put on the market or buildt up by Trinity Corporation with apartment houses and stores.
Representatives of Trinity Corporation said yesterday that the new church would be commodious, handsome, and constructed on lines designed to meet the demands of a section which has grown almost as if by magic since the completion of the Subway. The matter of cost, it was said, had not been determined...
Whether the Vestry will build on the Broadway property or sell it cannot be learned, even if it has been determined, but it has been authentically declared that Trinity's policy hereafter will be to dispose of its landed property as rapidly as good business justifies.
In the cemetery are buried members of the Astor, Kemp, Townsend, Hargous, Kent, Parsons, Sayre, Draper, and other prominent families, and here reposes the body of Audubon, the famous naturalist, who gave his name to the park near by, where he lived, and which has recently disappeared before the intrusion of the modern apartment buildings.
New York Times
April 15, 1909