St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

230 Classon Avenue

ARCHITECT: Richard T. Auchmuty

DATE: 1858-59

STYLE: Gothic Revival

Brooklyn Church Clinton Hill Gothic Revival

St. Mary’s Church is a beautiful Gothic Revival structure reminiscent of an English rural parish church. Built in 1858, it was designed by a relatively unknown architect, Richard T. Auchmuty, in accordance with the religious philosophy of ecclesiology. This movement laid out a strict set of rules for the design of Episcopal churches, which required the honest use of the best materials, the orientation of the church on an east-west axis, and the exterior design to reflect the plan and construction of the interior. In addition to its handsome form, St. Mary’s has beautiful ornamentation and attractive pointed-arched and rose windows.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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