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    Constructed as the Bedford Avenue Theater in 1891, renamed Empire Theater in 1893. Circus promoter William Washington Cole was listed as the owner on the Buildings Department filings1, but most newspaper accounts describe Albert E.

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    Originally the Hopkins Street German Presbyterian Church, renamed Bushwick Avenue German Presbyterian Church when it relocated in 1905. 

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    Second Calvary Protestant Episcopal Church, located on Bushwick Avenue. Calvary P. E. Church was founded in Williamsburg in 1849. Its first church was in temporary quarters at the corner of Berry (Third Street) and Grand Streets. Shortly thereafter the church found a permanent home on North 5th Street, where it stayed for a decade or so. By 1867, the church had constructed a larger structure on South 9th Street and Eighth Street (Marcy Avenue). The church remained there until 1902, when it sold its property (including an adjacent rectory) to the Y.M.C.A.

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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.

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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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