St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Address: Sanford Avenue and 149th Street
Neighborhood: Flushing
Architect:  Brown, Guenther and Booss
Year: 1955
Current Status: Extant
Award:  Honorable Mention
Typology:  Religious Building

The orientation of this church is puzzling. Sited on a corner lot, the rear of the church and the apse are located closest to the street while a small, side entrance and the nave are set back along a walkway. The end facing the church incorporates a large cross as decoration. The firm of Brown Guethner Booss designed at least one other religious building in New York, a convent done this same year.

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church