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Fourth Methodist Episcopal [Union Street] Church
Newark, Essex County


It should not be easy to miss this white building in the Ironbound section of Newark, but I drove by it twice before recognizing its nineteenth century origin. It is now the Providence Missionary Baptist church, located at Union and Green Streets, built in 1849. The congregation was formed in 1847. It is basically a red brick meetinghouse with Greek Revival details.
     It housed the Union Street Methodist church, which name may be better known, until 1931 when it was taken over by St. Mark's Union AME church; it became the Providence Baptist church in 1944.




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