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Newark in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Site

Trinity Church

 
 
Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2008
1. Historic Site Marker
Inscription. Newark’s second oldest house of worship was organized in the 1730s, and chartered by the Church of England (forerunner of the Episcopal Church in America) in 1746. Part of the tower dates from 1743, but most of the present church was built in 1810. It was designed by Capt. Josiah James, a leading parishioner, in a medley of styles. Trinity was designated the cathedral in the Diocese of Newark in 1944. It is the nation’s oldest Episcopal cathedral building, and the mother church of many New Jersey parishes. St. Philip’s Church merged with Trinity in 1966. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

The Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee
 
Erected by Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee.
 
Location. 40° 44.423′ N, 74° 10.156′ W. Marker is in Newark, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and Rector Street, on the right when traveling north on Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newark NJ 07104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington Passed Beneath this Tower (here, next to this marker); First Constitution of the Province of New Jersey
Marker at Trinity Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2008
2. Marker at Trinity Church
Marker can be seen in the photo to the right of the front door of Trinity Church.
(here, next to this marker); Trinity Church (here, next to this marker); Griffith Piano Company (a few steps from this marker); Training Place (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philip Kearny (about 400 feet away); Historic Plane Tree (about 400 feet away); The Wars of America (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Newark.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
Trinity Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2008
3. Trinity Church
This church was occupied by the American and British armies at different points during the Revolutionary War.
Trinity Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2008
4. Trinity Church
Some of the stained glass windows of Trinity Church can be seen in this photo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 853 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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