Discovering Great Mormon Buildings

Brooklyn Branch Chapel Exterior

Fantastic modern chapel designed for the Brooklyn Branch by architects Pope and Burton. Dedicated Feb 16, 1919 in three sessions by Apostle Reed Smoot.

Those on the program included:
Reed Smoot, Quorum of the Twelve
Harvey Fletcher, physicist credited with invention of the hearing aid
Rudger Clawson, President of the Twelve

265 Gates Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Architect: Pope and Burton
Built 1918; Dedicated 1919; Sold 1963
Now Evening Star Baptist Church (aka Church of the Red Door)
Map Location of Building


3 responses

  1. th


    Very cool

    October 15, 2012 at 2:23 pm

  2. Nan Chabrier

    very symmetrical- clean edges & well balanced. I think the balanced simplicity of its architectural design complements well with its parishioners…

    May 22, 2013 at 11:32 pm

  3. Those Pope and Burton fellows were able to copy F. L. Wright again and again (in the best sense), win the Church competition for the Alberta temple and go onto and create the best architecture the Church has ever created. Yeah for progressive design that is expressive, meaningful, light-filled, honest, timeless, creative, etc. What a bunch of great and worthy design principles for a Church and Gospel that is progressive, expressive, meaningful, light-filled, honest, timeless, creative, etc. Hint, hint… 😉

    June 11, 2014 at 5:33 pm

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