Brown Memorial Baptist Church, located on Washington and Gates avenues in Clinton Hill, has received a $40,000 grant from the New York Landmarks Conservancy, reported The Brooklyn Eagle.
The church was was awarded a Robert W. Wilson Sacred Sites Challenge Grant, one of 13 Sacred Sites grants that have been given recently to historic religious properties across New York state in helping to restore a building’s infrastructure.
Designed in 1850 by Brooklyn resident Ebenezer Roberts in the Romanesque Revival style, the statuesque building features brownstone pinnacles, a fortress-like tower and several large Tiffany-stained glass windows.
The grant will be used to assist with the restoration of its Tiffany window.
Religious institutions are worth saving for their beauty and history alone, said Peg Breen, president of The New York Landmarks Conservancy. But maintaining them also allows congregations to provide social service, educational and cultural programs to the wider community. Thats why the Landmarks Conservancy has been proud to help restore hundreds of religious buildings throughout the state for more than 25 years.
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