Two Flatbush Churches Receive Grants

Flatbush-Tompkins Congregational Church, Dorchester Road between East 18th and East 19th Street, Ditmas Park Historic District
Flatbush-Tompkins Congregational Church
Four Brooklyn churches are among the 66 religious properties statewide that received preservation funding from the New York Landmarks Conservancy.
- Four Brooklyn Churches Receive ‘Sacred Sites’ Grants From Landmarks Conservancy, Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Two of the four in Brooklyn are in Flatbush.

Holy Innocents Roman Catholic Church, on Beverly Road between East 17th and East 18th Streets in Beverly Square East, was awarded a Robert W. Wilson Sacred Sites Challenge Grant Pledge of $40,000 for the restoration of its copper roof.
Holy Innocents Roman Catholic Church, East 17th Street

Holy Innocents Roman Catholic Church

Flatbush-Tompkins Congregational Church in the Ditmas Park Historic District was awarded a grant of $10,000 for window restoration. FTC has got a hell of a lot of windows. I'm sure that $10K doesn't begin to scratch the surface. I suppose it's probably for their stained glass, rather than these.
Flatbush-Tompkins Congregational Church, Ditmas Park

Here's a view from the inside.
Interior, Flatbush-Topmkins Congregational Church

The other two are St. George’s Episcopal Church of Bedford-Stuyvesant, which received $6,000 for stained glass restoration, and St. Philip’s Episcopal Church at 334 MacDonough Street in Stuyvesant Heights/Bedford-Stuyvesant, which received $10,000 for the restoration of its tower, masonry and roof drainage.


New York Landmarks Conservancy
Holy Innocents Roman Catholic Church
Flatbush-Tompkins Congregational Church


Bernadette said...

Thank you, Flatbush Gardener, for these lovely photos! I grew up in Ditmas Park and Holy Innocents was my parish. The Tompkins church is very near my Mom's house and have passed it many times. Someday I will get in there!

Xris (Flatbush Gardener) said...

You're welcome! I've only been inside FTC once. It's a gorgeous building. Have yet to be inside Holy Innocents. I recently learned that some previous residents/owners of my home were married there about 90 years ago, so I have an excuse to go research their old church records.