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Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
Jersey City, Hudson County
Zion is one of at least seven Lutheran churches in the city (there
were many more at the turn of the century), which is more than any
other city in the state. It confirms the substantial
immigration from Protestant areas of Germany, probably between 1848
and the 1880s. Greenville was organized in 1866 and this building
was erected in 1877, but may have undergone a substantial renovation
in 1899. It sits on JFK Boulevard at McAdoo and is obviously in the
is now largely Spanish-speaking, which is somewhat curious as most
people of Hispanic origin are decidedly not Protestant in their beliefs.
But obviously it is my understanding of the changing demographics
of Protestant denominations that needs updating.