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Roseville Methodist Episcopal Church
Newark, Essex County


The First Hopewell Baptist church, located at 525 Orange Street, was built as the Roseville Methodist Episcopal church in 1889. It's an interesting church, but not one I like very much. The large arched entrance is typical of the Romanesque Revival and works fairly well with the front elevation of the building, but the elongated, heavily decorated windows high on the tower detract from the integrity of the design. From the rear, there are several interesting elements, including the long dormer and the small cupola.
     When it was built it was much the largest structure in the neighborhood, and still stands out because of its tower and white stone construction.




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