Protestant Foster Home


Title

Protestant Foster Home
Youth Consultation Service (YCS)

Description

The Protestant Foster Home building located on Bellevile Ave. (today's Broadway), presents a remarkable example of High Victorian Gothic. Designed by Thomas Stent, this 3-story building is U-shaped in plan. The exterior is dressed in red brick, while brownstone was used to accentuate ogee arched windows and stringcourses. The slated mansard roof is dominated by numerous gabled dormers.

Creator

Date

1875

State

extant

Condition History

While the exterior of the building is largely authentic, the interior finishes have been removed. The property was sold in 1976 to YCS (Youth Consultation Services) and it continues to be serve a social function for the children and youth of the city of Newark.

Bibliography

Gordon, Mark W., and Anthony Schuman, editors. Newark Landmark Treasures: A Guide to the Landmark Buildings, Parks, Public Art & Historic Districts in New Jersey’s Metropolis. Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee, 2016, p. 29.

National Register of Historic Places, Protestant Foster Home, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, National Register #86000211

Style

Victorian Gothic

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