Iglesia Pentecostal La Luz del Mundo (Brooklyn, New York)
New England Congregational Church and Rectory
|Location||177-179 S. 9th St., New York, New York|
|Area||less than one acre|
|NRHP Reference #||83001695|
|Added to NRHP||September 15, 1983|
La Iglesia Pentecostal La Luz del Mundo / Light of the World Church Pentecostal Church is an Assemblies of God Pentecostal church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, located at 179 South 9th Street, occupying the historic 19th-century former New England Congregational Church since 1955.
The former New England Congregational Church was a Congregational Church built between 1852 and 1853 in the Italianate-style to designs by Thomas Little. It is a brick building faced in brownstone with wood and metal trim. Henry Ward Beecher gave the keynote address at the cornerstone laying and his younger brother Thomas K. Beecher was the guiding spirit for the young congregation. The adjacent rectory was built in 1868.
At some point, the Congregational congregation sold the church and it was operating as a Lutheran church in the mid 20th century. The Lutherans sold the church in 1955 to Iglesia Pentecostal La Luz del Mundo / Light of the World Church Pentecostal Church (Assemblies of God Pentecostal). It was landmark protected in 1981. It was restored between 1988 and 1993, and as of 2008 was still in use. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-08-01. Note: This includes Larry E. Gobrecht (March 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: New England Congregational Church and Rectory" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-01. and Accompanying five photographs
- Barry Bergdoll, “New England Congregational Church,” (New York: Landmarks Preservation Commission, 1981), p.1.
- David Galarza, “Preservation Profile: Iglesia Pentecostal, La Luz Del Mund (Light of the World Pentecostal Church)”, New York Landmarks Conservancy website. Accessed 25 March 2008.
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