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Belleville Avenue Congregational Church
Newark, Essex County

The congregation was a mission of the First Free Presbyterian church which saw a need to offer services in the Belleville section about 1823. The building, designed by William Potter, was erected in 1874 in the Romanesque Revival style. It is essentially a rectangular plan with two shorts transepts and a semicircular apse at the rear. Potter also had a hand in designing the Church of the Holy Innocents in Hoboken.
     In 1927 the building was sold to the Mt. Pleasant Baptist church, and in 1930, to the Clinton Memorial AME church.





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