South Bushwick Reformed Protestant Dutch Church Complex

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South Bushwick Reformed Protestant Dutch Church Complex
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South Bushwick Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, February 2009
South Bushwick Reformed Protestant Dutch Church Complex is located in New York City
South Bushwick Reformed Protestant Dutch Church Complex
South Bushwick Reformed Protestant Dutch Church Complex is located in New York
South Bushwick Reformed Protestant Dutch Church Complex
South Bushwick Reformed Protestant Dutch Church Complex is located in the US
South Bushwick Reformed Protestant Dutch Church Complex
Location 855-857 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, New York
Coordinates 40°41′39″N 73°55′34″W / 40.69417°N 73.92611°W / 40.69417; -73.92611Coordinates: 40°41′39″N 73°55′34″W / 40.69417°N 73.92611°W / 40.69417; -73.92611
Built 1852
Architect Morgan, Messrs.; Buck, J. J.
Architectural style Classical Revival, Greek Revival, Other
NRHP Reference #

82001182

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Added to NRHP November 4, 1982

South Bushwick Reformed Protestant Dutch Church Complex, also known as the "White Church", is a historic Dutch Reformed church in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York. The complex consists of the church and attached Sunday School building. The church was organized in 1851 by members of the Bushwick Reformed Church that dates back to 1654. Himrod St. was named after South Bushwick's first pastor. The church is a two-story frame, clapboard-sided building finished in 1853. Its design combines Greek Revival and Gibbsian classical styles. The Greek Revival entrance portico features two giant fluted Ionic order columns. Above the entrance portico is the tower with a square base and octagonal lantern and spire.[2]

The Rev. Samuel Merrill Woodbridge (1819–1905), a Reformed pastor, and later author and theology professor, served this congregation from 1841 to 1849 after receiving his degree from New Brunswick Theological Seminary.[3][4]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

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