Bowne Street Community Church

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

143-11 Roosevelt Avenue

ARCHITECT: George E. Potter

DATE: 1891-92

STYLE: Romanesque Revival

Flushing Queens Romanesque Revival

This building is located in Flushing and represents freedom of expression in a time when some creeds were strictly restricted. In the Seventeenth Century, all religions outside the Dutch Reformed Church were banned in what today is New York.  Flushing was the center of a movement that advocated for freedom of expression. The Flushing Remonstrance, December 27, 1627, was a petition to accept other religions, and it is considered to be the forerunner of the first amendment. This building was constructed in 1892, and since then it continues to uphold religion acceptance by serving multiple congregations.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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