St. Casimir's Roman Catholic Church


St. Casimir's Roman Catholic Church


St. Casimir's Roman Catholic Church is located in the Ironbound district of Newark and is one of the biggest churches of this city. This church was designed by Joseph A. Jackson in the Romanesque Revival style and has served the Polish community for many decades. The plan of the church displays a Roman basilica plan with minor changes. The main facade presents a gabled front dominated by a rose window that is integrated in a large arched window and is flanked by double pilasters on each side. Two aediculas with patron saints are located on each side of the main window. The upper portion of the facade is divided by a belt course from the lower floor that is composed of the multi-arched entryway. The materials used for the walls are brick and terra cotta while the roofs of the two towers fronting the street are topped with copper arcuated copulas. The rest of the roof is covered with slate. The most prominent feature on the interior are the stained glass windows by the famous Ludwig Von Gerichten.





Condition History

The church has been largely preserved intact. Interior frecoes were completed in the 1920s while other interior upgrades were made in the 1960s. The latter included new carpeting, a new altar, the automation of the bells, roof repairs, and upgrading the basement clubhouse.


Cunningham, John T. Newark. Newark, N.J: New Jersey Historical Society, 1966.

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. 56.

National Register of Historic Places, St. Casimir's Roman Catholic Church, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, National Register #97000773.

"St. Casimir's, Newark, Marks Its 50th Year." The Advocate, Nov. 21, 1958


Romanesque Revival


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