German Evangelical Mission Church

Year
1855
Status
Demolished
Building type
Material

158 Leonard Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
United States

Located at the southeast corner of Stagg Street and Leonard Street, on the present-day site of Williamsburg Houses. Date of demolition is not known.

The cornerstone of the church was laid in April, 18551 and the church was dedicated on October 15, 1855. Dedication sermons were held in German and English, by Rev. J.C. Guldin and Dr. John Thomson, respectively.2 The church was "under the pastoral care of Rev. John Neander".3

By 1892, this building was the home of the First German Presbyterian Church of Williamsburg.

(Note: street address above is approximate.)

  • 1"New German Church", Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 5 April 1855, 2.
  • 2"Church Dedication", Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 15 October 1855, 3.
  • 3"New German Church", Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 5 April 1855, 2.