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  • January 21, 1866 — April 28, 1947

  • Danish-born contractor.

  • The First Baptist Church, Greenpoint, was organized in 1847. At that time there "about thirteen Baptists living in Greenpoint", who organized a church with 9 members in the old Origen house on Franklin Avenue. "Rev. Mr. Jones and others supplied the pulpit" from 1847 to 1849. In 1849, the church erected a small structure at the corner of Leonard and Calyer Streets with a capacity of 100 worshippers. Mr. Peter Boyce officiated from 1851 to 1855, and was ordained in February of 1855. During this time, the first chaurch was enlarged. After a series of ministers, Rev.

  • Prominent ecclesiastical architect and author of "The What, How, and why of Church Building" (1897).

  • Bushwick Savings Bank was founded in 1868, but appears to have struggled in its early years.

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