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Christian Union Congregational Church
Christian Union Congregational Church
Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Capital Preservation Grant, Level II
Grant Award:
$750,000 (2010)
Grant Recipient:
Union Congregational Church

The Union Congregational Church was constructed in two building campaigns, the Sanctuary in 1899 following designs of the architectural firm of Cady, Berg & See and inspired by a sketch of a chapel in Surrey England, and an east wing in 1911 by the Philadelphia architectural firm of Price and McLanahan. Both stone buildings are in the Norman-Romanesque style.  The church burned in 1975 but was restored to match the original interior truss work.  

The congregation hosts a variety of community programs, including the 100-year continous sponsorship of a local scout troop, an after school program for middle-school students, a tutoring endeavor with a Newark school, a program for the temporary homeless, and the church-sponsored preschool.

The Trust grant helped fund masonry restoration of the building, guided by a condition assessment, probes, and investigations.

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