Thursday, February 23, 2012

☞ REVIVE: Mt. Moriah Restoration Begins

A couple of Bespoke readers have been pointing out that the Mount Moriah Church now owned by contemporary artist Ugo Rondinone is currently going under its restoration.  As folks might remember,  the congregation was not able to maintain the church, the property went up for sale and then eventually was purchased for an all cash deal at $2.775 million: LINK.  Check out the interior photos of the building that is located on the corner of 126th and Fifth Avenue after the jump.

As reported, the former church will be converted into an arts community center of some sort and it looks like it's all happening in the nick of time. All of the beautiful stained glass is still in place but the plaster work and paint on the walls definitely show the building's age. Seeing that a notable international artists is now the owner, one should expect great things to happen in the future for this space at 2050 Fifth Avenue.


  1. A wonderful eclectic addition to Harlem and I love the many arches. This space could be something amazing, like the Limelight marketplace downtown.

  2. Nice pics!! :)