Madison Avenue Baptist Church, Manhattan



Madison Avenue Baptist Church, Manhattan. Photo 1

The Madison Avenue Baptist Church was first chartered in 1848 as Rose Hill Baptist Sunday School and Church, on East 30th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues in Manhattan, New York City. Rose Hill was a house church with twelve members. In 1849, Rose Hill Baptist became the Lexington Avenue Baptist Church with twenty-eight members. Later moved at East 31st Street and Madison Avenue, new structure was built in 1858. In 1930 the parish leased its property to be developed into the Roger Williams Hotel at 131 Madison Avenue, designed by Jardine, Hill & Murdock and named for the Baptist founder of Rhode Island, with the church sanctuary to be included in the 15-story building.

The church's parish house, built in 1906, is located around the corner at 30 East 31st Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue South.
On April 4, 1971, the "first" U.S. concert version of Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar was presented by the Bel Canto Opera in the church.

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Contact info:
30 East 31st Street,
New York, NY 10016