461 6th St
Adolph Leicht

The Greenwood Baptist Mission played a significant role in the growth of the Baptist faith in Brooklyn from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century. It began as a mission school in 1855, with their first chapel erected in 1863 on 15th Street near 4th Avenue. The congregation grew and prospered over the next few years, and in 1874 a new church was built at the same location. By the end of the 19th century, however, plans were made to move to another location.

Designed in the Gothic style, this two-story structure was erected in 1900, featuring rough-faced light grey stone façades, and two gabled fronts with large windows. At the corner where the façades meet, a square tower was built at an angle, with the main entrance located at its base. It is highlighted by three tall lancet openings with round windows above, two bands of terra cotta tiles, and a stepped design at the top.

Because of its architectural and cultural significance, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015.