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St. Mary Star of the Sea

  • 467 Court St. Map It
  • Carroll Gardens
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 07/20/2005

Fodor's Review

One of the oldest operating Catholic churches in Brooklyn, the neo-Gothic St. Mary Star of the Sea opened in 1855 and once had a clear view to the New York Harbor. Its well-known architect Patrick C. Keely was an Irish immigrant, the stained-glass windows were imported from Munich in 1897, and the altar rail—installed two years later—is made of marble from several Italian quarries. The church may be more interesting to some for the fact that Al Capone was married here back on December 18, 1918. Mass is held daily and open to the public.

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467 Court St., Brooklyn, New York, 11231, USA

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Published 07/20/2005


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