Rufus L. Perry’s Church: an image and a map

Here’s what I learned about Weeksville today, August 17, 2017: So I knew a bit about Rufus L. Perry, Sr. A clergyman and a respected member of Brooklyn’s black community, he also founded a church. Today I came upon an image of the Messiah Baptist Church, a brief description of the church’s founding, and an address. Image and text from History of …

Why Blog My Weeksville Research?

The Weeksville Heritage Center is a collection of four, wood-frame houses (also known as the Hunterfly Road Houses) tucked sideways inside a city block in Central Brooklyn, New York. The houses have been preserved to tell the story of Weeksville, a black community of landowners formed in the 1830s in what was then rural Kings County, Long Island.   Black …