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Somerville in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Site of St. Thomas A.M.E. Zion Parsonage

Home of Paul Robeson

 
 
Site of St. Thomas A.M.E. Zion Parsonage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, November 29, 2011
1. Site of St. Thomas A.M.E. Zion Parsonage Marker
Inscription.  On this site stood the St. Thomas A.M.E. Zion Parsonage. From 1910 to 1925, it was the home of Paul Robeson, noted actor, singer, scholar, athlete and humanitarian.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicChurches & ReligionEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AME Zion) Church ⛪ series list.
 
Location. 40° 34.337′ N, 74° 36.832′ W. Marker is in Somerville, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is on Cliff Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Somerville NJ 08876, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ruth St. Denis (approx. ¼ mile away); World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Former Public Library (approx. ¼ mile away); Fireman's Museum (approx. ¼ mile away); Armed Forces Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Somerset County 9/11 Memorial and Clock Tower (approx. 0.3 miles away);
Site of St. Thomas A.M.E. Zion Parsonage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, November 29, 2011
2. Site of St. Thomas A.M.E. Zion Parsonage Marker
Somerville Borough Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Former Second National Bank (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Somerville.
 
Also see . . .  Paul Robeson - American Masters - PBS. (Submitted on December 1, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2011, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 683 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2011, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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