Union Church of Pocantico Hills, Pocantico Hills

Union Church of Pocantico Hills is a historic church located at 555-559 Bedford Road in Pocantico Hills, New York. The church was built by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in 1921, as part of his plans to develop the town of Pocantico Hills, which was below his estate Kykuit. Upon the death of Rockefeller's wife Abby Aldrich Rockefeller in 1948, their son Nelson Rockefeller had Henri Matisse design the church's rose window in honor of her memory shortly before the artist's own death in 1954. When John D. Rockefeller, Jr. died in 1960, his children had artist Marc Chagall design a Good Samaritan window in his honor. It is a one-story neo-Gothic style building with fieldstone foundation and walls and a slate covered, highly pitched gable roof. In 1930-1931, a parish hall was added to the east end of the church.
On May 6, 2006, the church was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • We'd been to the church many times. We tried to take friends visiting from NYC this past Saturday. The posted hours indicated it was open until 5:00 PM. We arrived at 4:10 and were prepared to pay...  more »
  • A small non denominational church which had been used by the Rockefeller’s in the past has a wonderful Matisse rose window completed 3 days before his death and 10 other stain glassed windows by...  more »
  • Beautiful stained glass windows by Matisse and Chagall. Amazing what endless Rockefeller money can buy:). Go with the afternoon sun and you will be enchanted.  more »
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  • The stain glass windows are a must. Beautiful quaint Pentecostal church. The tour talks about all the different windows and early afternoon sun comes in the main back window making it look like it's 3-D. No pictures are allowed inside was the only bummer.
  • Marc Chagall has created art on the windows in the church. The windows are very beautiful and this place is something that you have to see. The fee is 7 dollars.
  • The Intimate nature of church make the 10 Windows on view here absolutely Magical. There is a docent who offers a history of the relationship between the Rockefellers and the artists, Chagall and Matisse. Offers a chance to see two different types of stained glass processes. $7 entry per person is well worth it.
  • A quiet and simple country church with a spectacular array of stain glass windows from Mattise and Chagall (his last work before his death)
  • The stained glass windows are spectacular! Be sure to pay the minimal fee for the tour.
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