Church

Religious structures

York Street M. E. Church

The first church for the York Street M. E. Church, which was the first to colonized from the Sands Street M. E. Church, was dedicated on 6 April 1824. It was a frame building, 42' by 55' and constructed at a cost of $5,000. This structure was enlarged in 1835. In 1851 a new brick church was constructed.

St. Mary's Church of the Immaculate Conception, Williamsburg

The property at the corner of Leonard and Maujer (formerly Remsen) Streets was purchased in April of 1853. Cornerstone laid on July 31, 1853 and the church was dedicated by Bishop Loughlin on October 29, 1854 (making it one of the first churches to be dedicated in the Dioceses of Brooklyn, which formed in 1854). Rev. Peter McLaughlin "of Gowanus" was the first pastor for the new church.

St. Patrick R. C. Church, Brooklyn

The parish of St. Patrick was founded in the early 1840s, prior to the establishment of the Diocese of Brooklyn. The origins of the church are a bit obscure, but it appears to have been founded as a parish for Irish Catholics in East Brooklyn (now Clinton Hill/Bedford-Stuyvesant), with the first services held in private structures near Wallabout Street and Flushing Avenue. Early secondary-source references to the church call it the Wallabout Church. In 1843, Rev. Hugh Maguire was appointed as the first priest for the parish.