First German Baptist Church

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

334 East 14th Street

ARCHITECT: Julius Boekell

DATE: 1866-69

STYLE: Rundbogenstil, German Romanesque

East Village German Romanesque Manhattan Rundbogenstil

The First German Baptist Church, erected in 1866-69 to the designs of Julius Boekel, is a significant reminder of the evolving character of the Lower East Side and an excellent example of the Rundbogenstil style of architecture. The building’s Rundbogenstil design incorporates such typical German Romanesque features as roughly coursed stone facings, large round-arched openings, arcuated corbel tables, belt and string courses, a central gable pierced by an oculus window, corner buttresses with carved finials, columned window frames, and slender multi-storied towers.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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