This week, we continue our series of deep dives into the histories of storied addresses.

St. Barbara’s Roman Catholic Church in central Bushwick is one of the only Spanish Mission style churches on the East Coast. (Wikimedia Commons/Jim Henderson)

Since 1909, the generations of working-class immigrants who have worshipped at St. Barbara’s Roman Catholic Church in Bushwick have known their share of hardship. Over the church’s 108-year history, congregants have grieved thousands of deaths, from members lost to the AIDS crisis in the 1980s and ‘90s to victims of the collapse of the World Trade Center twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001.

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