St. Agnes Church, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
New York Landmark Conservancy
Sacred Sites Open House Weekend
May 16th and May 17th
St. Agnes Church was designed in the neo-Gothic style by the noted Brooklyn church architect, Thomas Francis Houghton (1840-1913), a student and later partner of the famed 19th century architect, Patrick Charles Keely. It was constructed between 1904 and 1913. The stained glass windows of St. Agnes were made in Munich by the renowned firm of Franz Zettler in 1904. They are unique in many respects, but they are also an unusual choice of theme for the nave of a church. Most churches have a variety of biblical themes, mysteries of the Rosary, and saints for its most visible windows. The eight windows in the nave portray only the life and martyrdom of the church’s patroness.
Tours of the St. Agnes Church and its stained glass windows will be led by Delma Tallerico, author of Ecclesiastical Architects, Artists, and Artisans in America: 1860 – 1920, 4th edition. Tours will be given on the hour from 2pm to 6pm, Sunday (5/17) only. While the church will be open on Saturday (5/16) from 12 noon to 4PM, guided tours will only be offered on Sunday (5/17) during the hours noted.
For further Information contact: Anthony Cucchiara at 917-783-2512 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is a TV piece on a recent performance by the French American Choir of New York at St. Agnes. It will give you an idea of how beautiful the church is.