3. Grace Church’s Celestial Ceiling
A vivid blue sky dotted with golden stars adorns the ceiling of Grace Church in Brooklyn Heights, and had since the church’s inception in 1866. However, at the turn of the century, a fake wood pattern–”faux bois”– was painted atop the celestial mural. The mural was finally recovered after investigation by historic preservationists in December of 2013, enchanting the church once again. The church was designed by English architect Richard Upjohn in 1866 and held its first service in 1848.