The Brooklyn Eagle has the details on a new roof at the First Unitarian Church [50 Monroe Place]. The church is the oldest in Brooklyn Heights, opening as the Church of the Saviour in 1842. Minard Lafever designed the church as well as the Packer Collegiate Institute:
Brooklyn Eagle: The scaffolding and the plywood panels protecting the five Tiffany stained glass windows facing Monroe Place at Pierrepont Street will be removed, the church hopes, before the annual Unifair event on December 5.
A 10-year, low-interest loan of $300,000 from the Landmark Conservancy financed the replacement of a shingle roof erected almost 50 years ago, said Nancy A. Wolf, chair of the building and grounds council of the board of trustees.
The structure is the oldest of the 10 church buildings in Brooklyn Heights, Wolf noted. Replacing the leaky roof was recommended by Vincent Benic, an architect specializing in historic preservation.