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NYC - West Village: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church | by wallyg
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NYC - West Village: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church has existed on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village since 1858. Although Germans settled mainly in the area east of the Bowery, there was a community in Greenwich Village which existed until the end of World War I. The Federal-style building with a domed cupola, built in 1821-22 for the Eighth Presbyterian Church. In 1842, the property was sold to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, who worshiped here until 1858 when it was turned over to the German Lutherans. Victorian features, including the Romanesque Revival first story, were added in 1886 by Berg & Clark, and the pediment was inscribed, "Deutsche Evangelish-Lutherische St. Johannes Kirche".

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Taken on January 27, 2007