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    Grace English Lutheran Church of Bushwick was organized in June of 1902. C. I. Intemann was the first pastor, installed in November of that year. The church was originally located on Bushwick Avenue near Decauter Street. The church was originally a mission of the Brooklyn English Lutheran Missionary Society. The existing building was constructed in 1907, Dodge & Morrison architects.

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    1-story garage, converted to a church.

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

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

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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.

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

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    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.

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    Bushwick Central Methodist Episcopal Church (originally Bushwick Avenue M.E. Church, now Bushwick United M.E. Church) is a Romanesque Revival style brick and terra cotta church built in 1887, designed by George W. Kramer. Contructed in 1901, the existing structure replaced an earlier frame church that was constructed in 1887 (W. J. Browne, architect). DOB records indicate that the existing structure is an alteration, however the former church was completely replaced.

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