Children's Mission, Greenpoint

This building at 125 Eagle Street looks like it was once something, and sure enough it was. It was built in 1891 as the Children's Mission, a project of the Greenpoint Reformed Church on Kent Street. The Mission was established on November 20, 1881 as a Sunday school occupying a storefront on Eagle Street. The school quickly grew, adding rooms in a nearby building, but by 1883 those accommodations were already insufficient and the children of the school began raising money for a new building. Over the course of seven or eight years the students raised about $1,500.

Public School No. 43

Constructed as P.S. 43; later renamed P.S. 59 (Horace Greeley School). Designed by S. B. Leonard1 "School number forty-three has been built for primary purposes on Leonard street near Nassau avenue in Greenpoint. It is like the others that have been mentioned, a two story brick building, with a frontage of 46 feet and a depth of 92.

St. John German Ev. Church School

Building appears to be an older row house, and the decription (three stories with iron cornice) does not exactly match this structure, but the site is vacant on an atlas as of 1880, so this is presumably the building described in the 1884 NB application. In 1904, a new building application (#1300) was filed for a new two-story brick school house at the location of the existing school, Helme, Huberty & Co., architects. This building was not constructed and the existing building is roughly consistent with the description of the 1884 structure.