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  • The parish of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church was established in 1868 on Evergreen Avenue; however, the building quickly became too small for the increasing number of congregants and to inadequacy of the building to provide school accommodations for the children. The new site at the southwest corner of Bushwick Avenue and Jefferson Street was purchased in 1885. Three new buildings were built on the site – church, school, and rectory – and dedicated together in 1892 with a celebration that lasted for several days.

  • The cornerstone for the church was laid October 20, 1890. DOB records indicate that Benjamin Finkensieper was the architect.

  • 1-story garage, converted to a church.

  • (Demolished) Frame church erected in 1887 for the Bushwick Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church. This congregation later became the Bushwick Central Methodist Episcopal Church.

  • Rectory of St. Mark's German Evangelical Lutheran Church. The rectory was built together with, and attached to the church.

  • The northwest corner of Evergreen Avenue and Woodbine Street is believed to be the site of first house constructed in the New Bushwick Lotts, an area granted by Peter Stuyvesant to the residents of the village of Bushwick in 1661. The first house was erected here in about 1700, built by a man named Van Nuyse. The house and three lots (about 70 acres total) were purchased by Leffert Lefferts from William Van Nuyse of New Utrecht in 1724.

  • Constructed as the parish house for Bushwick Avenue Congregational Church, Fowler & Hough architects (1897).


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