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.
Bushwick Savings Bank was founded in 1868, but appears to have struggled in its early years.
Constructed in 1889, this bank was ideally located at the foot of Grand Street across the street from the Grand Street Ferry terminal. With the opening of the Williamsburg Bridge in 1903, traffic on the ferry quickly waned, and by 1912 the bank had relocated its headquarters to Havemeyer Street, facing onto the Williamsburg Bridge Plaza.
Congregation founded in 1895 for second- and third-generation German immigrants. The Romanesque church features stained glass windows from the studio of Franz Meyer, Munich.
The Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburg was incorporated April 19, 1864. Its first home was the basement of the Williamsburgh Savings Bank. Within a couple of years, it had relocated to 3-5 Broadway. By about 1874, the bank had erected its own building at 52 Broadway. In 1903, the bank moved yet again, this time Havemeyer Street fronting on the then-new Williamsburg Bridge Plaza.
Real Estate Record & Builders' Guide, v. 88, no. 2268 (September 2, 1911), 324.
Real Estate Record & Builders' Guide, v. 85, no. 2184 (January 22, 1910), 171.
The basement portion of the church was constructed in 1908. Lynch is listed as having completed plans for the "superstructure" of the church in 1919.
"Current Building Operations: Many New Church Edifices, for All Denominations, Being Erected in Brooklyn", Real Estate Record & Builders' Guide, vol. 95, no. 2452 (March 13, 1915), page 437.