St. Casimir’s Roman Catholic Church

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

40 Greene Avenue

ARCHITECT: attributed Rembrandt Lockwood

DATE: 1864

STYLE: Rundbogenstil

Brooklyn Church Fort Greene Rundbogenstil

The Rundbogenstil building at 40 Greene Avenue, originally named the Church of the Redeemer, was erected c.1864 for the Fourth Universalist Society possibly to the design of the architect Rembrandt Lockwood. The brownstone-fronted building was enlarged with the addition of an apse and steeple before its dedication as the new home of St. Casimir’s Roman Catholic Church, a parish founded in 1875 to tend to the spiritual needs of Brooklyn’s Polish population.

*Excerpt from the Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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