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St Mark's [Episcopal] Church
Jersey City, Hudson County

Now known as the New Bethel Baptist church, this stone building on Jersey Avenue near Bright was built in 1889 by an Episcopal congregation. St. Mark's was originally founded as Trinity Church in 1854, and seems to have occupied different buildings under different names until 1889—which has made the tracking of this one more than usually complicated. Newark architect William Halsey Wood is credited with designing a St. Mark's church in Jersey City, so I have tentatively credited him with this. It has none of the very unconventional touches he is best known for, but he seemed to favor Norman towers and this tower is pretty Norman so that's some evidence for the attribution.




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