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Belleville Avenue Church

 
 
Belleville Avenue Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James True, December 23, 2011
1. Belleville Avenue Church Marker
Inscription.  This building was constructed in 1874 and enlarged in 1884 by the Belleville Avenue Congregational Church. It was designed in high Victorian Gothic style by William Appleton Potter. Clinton Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church purchased the building in 1930 and has maintained its architectural integrity. Clinton Memorial, organized in 1822 and incorporated April 7 1823, is the oldest black congregation in Newark. Listed on National Register of Historic Places 1986.
 
Erected by The Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AME Zion) Church series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 7, 1855.
 
Location. 40° 45.335′ N, 74° 10.201′ W. Marker is in Newark, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Crittenton Street, on the right when traveling north on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 Broadway, Newark NJ 07104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Belleville Avenue Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James True, December 23, 2011
2. Belleville Avenue Church
Now the Clinton Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
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within walking distance of this marker. Saint Lucy's Church (approx. half a mile away); Plume House (approx. half a mile away); House of John Plume (approx. half a mile away); Mount Pleasant Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stephen N. Adubato, Sr. Sports Complex (approx. Ύ mile away); Joseph A. Pocchio (approx. Ύ mile away); Donald T. Dust Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); William Hayes Ward Home (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Belleville Avenue Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James True, December 23, 2011
3. Belleville Avenue Church
Now the Clinton Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2011, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 23, 2011, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 12, 2022