Circle Tours

Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph


Studio Mural (photo by EverGreene Architectural Arts)


Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph under construction. (photo by EverGreene Architectural Arts)


Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph mural conservation cleaning. (photo by EverGreene Architectural Arts)

April 8, 2014

Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph
856 Pacific Street, Brooklyn NY

Professional Circle members were given an exclusive tour of the interior renovation in progress at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. The tour was led by Emily Sottile, Director of the Sacred Space Studio, EverGreene Architectural Arts, the firm undertaking the restoration along with Acheson Doyle Partners Architects.

The parish was established in 1850 to serve Irish immigrants in what would become the Diocese of Brooklyn. The current church building was designed by local German-American architect Francis J. Berlenbach, Jr. and constructed in 1912-14. St. Joseph’s was elevated to co-cathedral status in March 2013 and will be rededicated on May 13.

The Conservancy’s Sacred Sites program recently pledged a $35,000 Robert W. Wilson Challenge grant towards stained-glass restoration at the church.

This tour was offered as part of the Conservancy’s celebration of Sacred Sites Month (May 2014) and the state-wide Sacred Sites Open House Weekend (May 17th and May 18th) co-sponsored in part by EverGreene Architectural Arts and Acheson Doyle Partners Architects.

Click here to see photos from the tour.

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