First Presbyterian Church Oyster Bay

One last sketch from the weekend of art on Long Island. The First Presbyterian Church is in the beautiful hamlet of Oyster Bay on the North Shore of Long Island. It is a beautiful small town on the bay and I was drawn to this church for all of the wood tracery work in the bell tower. The First Presbyterian Church built in 1873 in a historic Carpenter Gothic-style. Its architect was J. Cleveland Cady, who was just beginning his career and would go on to design the original Metropolitan Opera House, the American Museum of Natural History, buildings at Yale University, Trinity College, and 23 other churches, but he never designed any other churches in the Carpenter Gothic-style. Simple line drawing at lunch with Faber-Castell Pitt pens in a Stillman and Birn Alpha Sketchbook.

2015-04-21-First Presbyterian Oyster Bay


One thought on “First Presbyterian Church Oyster Bay

  1. Lisa Jacques April 22, 2015 / 4:41 am

    Fantastic sketch!!


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