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Historic Site-Grace Church

 
 
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By Don Morfe, May 3, 2016
1. Historic Site-Grace Church Marker
Inscription.  Newark’s second oldest Episcopal parish was founded in 1837. The architect of the present brown freestone building, completed in 1848, was the famed Richard Upjohn, a master of English Gothic style. In 1882 Samuel A. Ward, a choir-master here, composed a hymn tune that later became the melody of “America the Beautiful.” Since the 19th century Grace Church has been noted for its choral music and Angelo-Catholic worship. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1988.
 
Erected by The Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
 
Location. 40° 43.847′ N, 74° 10.478′ W. Marker is in Newark, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newark NJ 07104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Newark Female Charitable Society (about 600
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feet away, measured in a direct line); “Old First” (approx. ¼ mile away); First Settlers of Newark (approx. ¼ mile away); Newark Covenant (approx. ¼ mile away); Revolutionary War Soldiers and Patriots Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); David Burnet (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln Post Memorial (approx. half a mile away); This Liberty Pole (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Historic Site-Grace Church image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 3, 2016
3. Historic Site-Grace Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 11, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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