South Bushwick Reformed Protestant Dutch Church Complex
|Location||855 Bushwick Ave.,|
Brooklyn, New York
|Architect||Messrs. Morgan, J.J. Buck|
|Architectural style||Classical Revival, Greek Revival|
|NRHP reference No.||82001182|
|Added to NRHP||November 4, 1982|
|Designated NYCL||March 19, 1968|
South Bushwick Reformed Church, also known as the "White Church", is a historic Dutch Reformed church in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York. The complex consists of the church and attached Sunday School building. The church was organized in 1851 by members of the Bushwick Reformed Church that dates back to 1654. Himrod St. was named after South Bushwick's first pastor. The church is a two-story frame, clapboard-sided building finished in 1853. Its design combines Greek Revival and Gibbsian classical styles. The Greek Revival entrance portico features two giant fluted Ionic order columns. Above the entrance portico is the tower with a square base and octagonal lantern and spire.
The Rev. Samuel Merrill Woodbridge (1819–1905), a Reformed pastor, and later author and theology professor, served this congregation from 1841 to 1849 after receiving his degree from New Brunswick Theological Seminary.
- List of New York City Landmarks
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Kings County, New York
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
- Anne B. Covell (August 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Registration:South Bushwick Reformed Protestant Dutch Church Complex". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-02-20. See also: "Accompanying three photos".
- Alumni Catalogue of New York University, 1833-1905: College, Applied Science and Honorary Alumni. (New York: General Alumni Society of New York University, 1906), 8.
- Fortieth Anniversary of the Inauguration of the Rev. S. M. Woodbridge, D.D., LL.D., as Professor in the Theological Seminary of the Reformed (Dutch) Church in America at New Brunswick, 1857-1897. (New Brunswick, New Jersey: New Brunswick Theological Seminary Alumni Association, 1897), 4.