I’m getting ready for a trip to Brooklyn later today and I’m reminded of some previous visits there. I won’t be going to the neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights this time, but I’ve stopped by there before to see Plymouth Church (designed by J.C. Wells and built in 1849-1850, the church is now called Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, ever since Plymouth Church and the Church of the Pilgrims merged). Plymouth Church, a congregational church at 25 Hicks Street at Orange Street, is historically significant for its association with the famous nineteenth-century minister Henry Ward Beecher. Abolitionist, brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe and infamous due to the Beecher-Tilton scandal, Henry Ward Beecher was a fascinating figure. On my first visit to Brooklyn Heights, I took some pics of the church’s exterior. On a later visit I got to go inside the church. › Continue reading…