Flatlands Reformed Church

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

1292 East 40th Street

ARCHITECT: Unknown

DATE: c. 1848

STYLE: Greek Revival

Brooklyn Church Flatlands Greek Revival

Designated July 19, 1966 

This is Greek Revival church stands at the head of an avenue of Linden trees. The church is of clapboard, painted white; the yard, with an ancient cemetery adjacent, is enclosed by a fine wrought-iron fence; and the whole presents a living image of rural worship of a type which has all but disappeared from the City. It is set on a stone foundation, and built on the site of two earlier churches, the earliest having been dedicated in 1663. Also on the church grounds there is a Sunday School building and a small graveyard containing many old gravestones.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

Take Action

Add the next LPC meeting to your calendar.

Let your local representative know you care.
nyc.gov

Share your photos of this neighborhood

Help preserve New York’s architectural history with a contribution to HDC

$10 $25 $50
Other >
The Neighborhood

Flatlands

Flatlands is a neighborhood in the southeast part of the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. Originally an independent town,[2][3] Flatlands became part of the City of Brooklyn in 1896.[4]

Aaron Dexter, Academic Classic, Adamesque, Addisleigh Park, Admiral's Row, African American, Al Smith, Alhambraic, American Aesthetic, American Art Deco, American ... VIEW ALL

Explore the Neighborhood >

Local Voices

“I don’t know what the City would be without HDC. [They] testified before LPC time after time and helped us focus on the right issues. We would not be an historic district without HDC! ”

Doreen Gallo: DUMBO Neighborhood Alliance

Local Voices

“Use HDC as a resource because they know what they are doing and can offer advice on how to go about creating a district from every front: architectural, political, LPC, and the media. I had floundered prior to my involvement with this invaluable organization.”

Fern Luskin: Lamartine Place Historic District; Friends of Lamartine Place & Gibbons Underground Railroad Site

Local Voices

“HDC provided guidance and shared information during that process—we knew which Council members were going one way or another and we changed a few minds. I don’t think NoHo would have had as cohesive a district had it not been for HDC’s aid.”

Zella Jones: NoHo Historic District; NoHo East; and NoHo Extension

Local Voices

“I remember Richard saying at a meeting, we have someone here from HDC, Nadezhda Williams, Director of Preservation and Research, to help us. She said to us, ‘You are not the only ones going through this.’ HDC included us in an enormous community”

Erika Petersen: West End Preservation Society