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, 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.

Description[edit]

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