Much less adorable! For what it's worth, a guy sitting on his stoop nearby told me the church started building and then ran out of money, and was left with this bunker-like structure. It looks even weirder from the other side.
Brooklyn's Ryder Avenue runs on a diagonal between McDonald Avenue and Ocean Parkway. It ceases to exist for a block and then picks back up at East 7th Street, but with a slightly different name: Roder Avenue. Weird! Check out this map to see what I'm talking about. It seems that Roder was originally Ryder, and acquired its current name sometime in the 1920s.
This Flemish Renaissance Revival building at 1987 (not 1984 as indicated in the linked article) Flatbush Avenue opened in 1926 as a branch of the Midwood Trust Company.