South Park Presbyterian Church


South Park Presbyterian Church
South Park Calvary United Presbyterian Church


South Park Presbyterian Church is one of the finest examples of the Greek Revival located in Lincoln Park (formerly known as South Park). The exterior of the church, reminiscent of the work of William Strickland, is composed of a tetrastyle Ionic porch bearing an unadorned pediment flanked by two corner towers. These towers are a direct reference to the " Choragic Monument of Lysicrates" located in Athens, Greece. The exterior is also notable for its Nova Scotia brownstone.






Condition History

In 1964, the towers lost their lantern portion. In 1992, a fire destroyed all but the front facade and towers. In 2008, the Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District, Inc. (LPCCD) began restoration work on the facade and plans to build a stage behind it to host open air concerts.


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. 43.

Historic American Buildings Survey. "South Park Presbyterian Church, Broad Street & Clinton Avenue, Newark, Essex County, NJ." HABS NJ,7-NEARK,7-.
National Register of Historic Places, South Park Calvary United Presbyterian Church, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, National Register #72000784


Greek Revival


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