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Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church
Elizabeth, Union County
Holy Rosary was founded by 1881, and this wood frame church built in
1889. The shingles on the upper half of the building were originally
a dark brown or gray, but otherwise the exterior does not appear to
have changed much over time. It is now the Iglesia Bautista Christos
Laucia Esperanza, and is nicely maintained.
The Images of America book on Elizabeth,
edited by Jean-Rae Turner and Richard Koles depicts this church in a vintage
it as the German Methodist Church. They may be correct, although the above
building bears no resemblance to that identified as the German Methodist church
1889 publication The City of Elizabeth Illustrated. Any clarification
be appreciated. It is located on Elizabeth Avenue, between 5th and 6th Streets.