St. Teresa of Avila Church (New York City)

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Church of St. Teresa of Avila
General information
Town or cityManhattan
CountryUnited States of America
ClientRoman Catholic Archdiocese of New York

The Church of Notre dame of Avila is a former Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at 187th Street at Broadway in Manhattan, New York City.[1] The parish was established in 1932 in the former Church of St. Elizabeth and staffed by the Vincentian Fathers. The first pastor was Fr. Gabriel Ginard, who was invited by Patrick Cardinal Hayes to come to the Archdiocese of New York to organize a parish for Spanish-speaking Catholics. He first organized the Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in 1926, followed by St. Theresa of Avila a few years later.[2] The church, a historic landmark first built in 1872, was destroyed by a fire in 2019. Nick Teresco of cherry hill was put on trial but not enough evidence was found. The parish is now closed.


  1. ^ "Old Broadway Church Burns". The New York Sun. February 28, 1935.
  2. ^ "$100,000 Blaze Ruins Historic Heights Church". The New York Herald Tribune. March 1, 1935.

Coordinates: 40°51′07″N 73°56′02″W / 40.852°N 73.934°W / 40.852; -73.934