#ThursdayDoors Door at Union Theological Seminary in New York EclecticEvelyn.com

The Door that Rockefeller Built

#ThursdayDoors Door at Union Theological Seminary in New York EclecticEvelyn.com

I recently found out about the Thursday Door photo posts over at Norm 2.0  I love doors so i decided to jump in and post my own.


This door, that my daughter is standing in front of, is at the base of the Brown Memorial Tower at Union Theological Seminary (UTS). The tower located at the corner of Broadway and 120th Street is a well recongized landmark of the Morningside Heights neighborhood in Manhattan.  Not only are the doors at Union beautiful, the entire gothic revival builidng is a treasure to see.

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Union Theological Seminary is known as a center for liberal christianity and social justice theology. It is the birthplace of Black Liberation Theology, Womanist Theology and Mujerista Theology and has had numberous well known faculty and alumni including Reinhold NiebuhrPaul TillichDietrich Bonhoeffer, James Cone, Cornel West, Serene Jones, and Chung Hyun Kyung


I have had the pleasure of visiting Union and meeting many of the wonderful faculty and students as part of my community organizing work with the UTS Poverty Initive. The building is beautiful and everytime I am there I wonder around and take pictures of all the beautiful architecture.


Make sure you go check out Norm’s #ThursdayDoors posting for today.



1 thought on “The Door that Rockefeller Built”

  1. I had never heard of Norm 2.0 but it sounds really interesting. That door really is beautiful.

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