St. Barbara's Church (Brooklyn, New York)

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The Church of St. Barbara
General information
Architectural style Spanish Baroque Revival
Town or city Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York
Country United States
Completed 1910[1]
Client Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Design and construction
Architect Helme and Huberty[1]

The Church of St. Barbara is a Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, located in northern Brooklyn, New York City in the Bushwick-Ridgewood neighborhood. The parish was established as a national parish to serve the German Catholic community, which later became Italian and then Hispanic by the 1960s.

The church was built 1910 to the designs of the architectural firm of Helme and Huberty.[1] The AIA Guide to New York City wrote that the parish was "named not only for the saint but for the brewer Leonard Eppig's little daughter Barbara— Eppig contributed to the parish. Nearby St. Leonard's had a similar history of naming."[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Norval White and Elliot Willensky, AIA Guide to New York City, rev. ed., (New York: Collier Books, 1978), p.462-463.

Coordinates: 40°41′44.3″N 73°55′13.16″W / 40.695639°N 73.9203222°W / 40.695639; -73.9203222