St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and other Greenpoint landmarks we love

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March 22, 2017 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, designed by prolific architect Theobald Engelhardt, is one of many lovable Greenpoint Historic District buildings. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan
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Mein Gott im Himmel, that’s a beautiful building.

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church brings quiet grandeur to a Greenpoint side street with its soaring spire and sober 1890s style. It was built by German immigrants, and its original German-language name is on the outside of the building. That’s why we started this story with a German phrase.

The architect of this house of worship at 155 Milton St. was Theobald Engelhardt. In addition to designing wonderful Brooklyn churches, he was the architect for numerous Bushwick breweries and the Peaks Mason Mints building on Middagh Street in Brooklyn Heights.

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We were walking around looking at churches in the Greenpoint Historic District the other day — and wrote an entire story about one of them, the former St. Elias. See related story.

If we’re going to name-check Greenpoint church designers, we must send a shout-out to the Prince of American Catholic Architects, Patrick Charles Keely. He designed St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church at 862 Manhattan Ave.

So many of the Greenpoint Historic District’s 19th-century rowhouses are eye-catchers as well. These photos offer a look at some of them.


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