Architectural sites: Bethlehem Baptist Church

At first glance, if driving or walking by the corner of Compton Avenue and East 49th Street, it can be difficult to readily appreciate the stark beauty of the Bethlehem Baptist Church. Its original luster has long been washed away by the elements, and years of disuse have taken a toll. The church, however, is a bona fide architecture treasure: it is the only church designed by the great modern architect, Rudolph Schindler.