Mystery Tile at Greenpoint Reformed Church
An intersting mystery at Greenpoint Reformed Church on Milton Street. The tiles in question were manufactured by Union Porcelain Works, whose president, Thomas Smith, owned the company. Union Porcelain was located on Eckford Street, just east of where McCarren Park Pool is now. In the 19th century, Greenpoint was a center of porcelain manufacture - one of the oldest such establishments was Faience Pottery Works, located at the corner of West Street and Greenpoint Avenue (and now part of the Eberhard Faber Historic District).