Church of the French Protestants (Eglise Français du Saint Esprit), New York (front elevation and plan)

Artist and architect: Alexander Jackson Davis (American, New York 1803–1892 West Orange, New Jersey)

Architect: Designed by Ithiel Town (American, Thompson, Connecticut 1784–1844 New Haven, Connecticut)

Date: 1832

Medium: Watercolor and ink over graphite

Dimensions: Sheet: 11 3/4 x 8 15/16 in. (29.8 x 22.7 cm)

Classifications: Drawings, Ornament & Architecture

Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1924

Accession Number: 24.66.82


This drawing shows the frontal elevation and floorplan of the Church of the French Protestants. The classical shape of the portico in this design may have been inspired by William and Henry William Inwood's Saint Pancras New Church, London (1819–22). The interior was based on Christopher Wren's Church of Saint Stephen's Walbrook, London (1672–79). The dome was destroyed by fire in 1839, and the entire building was demolished in 1864.