Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew (Brooklyn, New York)

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St. Luke's Protestant Episcopal Church
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Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew (Brooklyn, New York) is located in New York City
Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew (Brooklyn, New York)
Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew (Brooklyn, New York) is located in New York
Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew (Brooklyn, New York)
Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew (Brooklyn, New York) is located in the US
Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew (Brooklyn, New York)
Location 520 Clinton Ave.
Brooklyn, New York City
Coordinates 40°40′58″N 73°58′1″W / 40.68278°N 73.96694°W / 40.68278; -73.96694Coordinates: 40°40′58″N 73°58′1″W / 40.68278°N 73.96694°W / 40.68278; -73.96694
Built 1888-91
Architect John Welch
Architectural style Romanesque Revival
NRHP reference # 82003364[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 16, 1982
Designated NYCL May 12, 1981

The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew is a historic Episcopal church at 520 Clinton Avenue between Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. It was built in 1888-91 as St. Luke's Protestant Episcopal Church and was designed by John Welch in the Romanesque Revival style.[2][3] The AIA Guide to New York City describes the building's "great facade" as "Eclecticism gone berserk,"[2] while the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission's Guide to New York City Landmarks calls it "one of the grandest ecclesiastical buildings in Brooklyn."[4]

The congregation of St. Luke's was founded in 1841 following the failure of Trinity Church. The congregation's building eventually grew to be the largest in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island.[5] It merged with the St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in 1943, and the Church of St. Michael and St. Mark in 1993. The St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church was a popular church, that was established in 1859 at McDonough Street and Tompkins Avenue.

The church was designated a New York City Landmark in 1981[4] and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

In the early morning of December 23, 2012, the building was damaged by a fire.[6]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b White, Norval; Willensky, Elliot & Leadon, Fran (2010), AIA Guide to New York City (5th ed.), New York: Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780195383867 , p.644
  3. ^ Andrew S. Dolkart; Anne B. Covell (June 1981). "National Register of Historic Places Registration:St. Luke's Protestant Episcopal Church". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-02-20.  See also: "Accompanying seven photos". 
  4. ^ a b New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission; Dolkart, Andrew S.; Postal, Matthew A. (2009), Postal, Matthew A., ed., Guide to New York City Landmarks (4th ed.), New York: John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 978-0-470-28963-1 , p.245
  5. ^ "A Continuing Commitment To Our Sacred Trust", StLukeandStMatthew.org, retrieved 2011-02-16 
  6. ^ 2-alarm historic church fire called 'suspicious' WABC-TV

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