St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Brooklyn)

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church
St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Brooklyn.jpg
St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Brooklyn) is located in New York City
St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Brooklyn)
Location 423 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, New York City
Coordinates 40°40′55″N 73°58′25″W / 40.68194°N 73.97361°W / 40.68194; -73.97361Coordinates: 40°40′55″N 73°58′25″W / 40.68194°N 73.97361°W / 40.68194; -73.97361
Built 1867-1884[2]
Architect Richard Upjohn
Richard M. Upjohn
Ralph Adams Cram
Architectural style High Victorian Gothic[2]
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 89002086[1]
Added to NRHP December 21, 1989

St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Brooklyn at 423 Clinton Street at Carroll Street in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City was built from 1867 to 1884 and was designed by Richard Upjohn & Son[2] in the High Victorian Gothic style. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1]

The parish is part of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, in the Anglo-Catholic tradition.

Parish history[edit]

St. Paul's was founded on Christmas Day of 1849, in South Brooklyn, then the quickly developing southward expansion of old Brooklyn Heights. New homes and businesses were covering old countryside, farmland, and shoreline; industrialization was bringing a new way of life to the City of Brooklyn, waves of immigrants from the nations of the world were arriving and the American Civil War was looming. This was also the era when the Anglican Communion of Churches was experiencing a renewed vision of their catholic faith and order often called the "Anglo-Catholic Revival" of the Oxford Movement. Saint Paul's was formed in heady days of philosophical, social, economic, and religious change.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c White, Norval & Willensky, Elliot with Leadon, Fran (2010). AIA Guide to New York City (5th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195383867. , p.626
  3. ^ Kathleen LaFrank (October 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Registration:St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-02-20.  See also: "Accompanying six photos". 

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