James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.
The Little Church round the Corner
By A. E. Lancaster
When George Holland, the well-known actor, died on Dec. 20, 1870, one of his friends called upon the minister of a church on Fifth Avenue to make arrangements for the funeral. On learning what the dead mans profession had been the minister refused to allow the funeral to be held at his church, but said there is a little church around the corner where they will do what you want. This was the Church of the Transfiguration, which has ever since been known by that name.