Brown Memorial Baptist Church
Name: Brown Memorial Baptist Church
Address: 484 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Architect or Builder: Roberts, Ebenezer
Style: Romanesque Revival
NYC Boroughs/Neighborhoods: Clinton Hill
Saturday, May 20th
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Designed by Brooklyn resident Ebenezer Roberts and constructed in 1860 as the Washington Avenue Baptist Church, Brown Memorial Baptist Church is considered an unusually ornate example of the Romanesque-revival style. The red brick structure dominates the corner of Washington and Gates Avenues and features carved brownstone pinnacles, a crenelated tower. Inside are several large Tiffany stained glass windows including the Roberts Memorial Window, also known as “The Pilgrims” window, which was dedicated to the church’s architect, Ebenezer Roberts. This window also serves as a memorial to the struggles of the Pilgrim religious leaders, including abolitionists and workers of the Underground Railroad, a nod to Clinton Hill’s past as a hotbed of abolitionist activity.
A special, pre-booked guided tour highlighting “The Pilgrims” window will be offered.
Space is limited and advance registration is suggested.