Antioch (Formerly Greene Avenue) Baptist Church and Church House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

828 & 826 Greene Ave

ARCHITECT: Lansing C. Holden

DATE: 1892-93

STYLE: Queen Anne, Romanesque Revival

Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn Queen Anne Romanesque Revival

Designated November 20, 1990

The Antioch (formerly Greene Avenue) Baptist Church was designed in the Queen Anne style with Romanesque Revival elements by Lansing c. Holden and built in 1887-92. The adjacent Antioch Baptist Church House is a well composed architectural complement to the church in its exterior materials and details. Designed as part of a row of seven houses by the Brooklyn firm of Langston & Dahlander, this structure was built in circa 1892-93 as a single-family residence; it was purchased by the Antioch Baptist Church in 1961 for use as a church house. As economic and demographic changes transformed the Bedford-Stuyvesant area surrounding the Greene Avenue church from a mixed-income white neighborhood to an economically diverse black community, this church remained a visual and social anchor.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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