William H., Kirk


William H., Kirk



Architect and Builder

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He is listed as the builder on two churches erected in 1839 but is the architect of record for three Reformed Dutch churches in Essex county between 1848 and 1858. Kirk had a long career as a Newark-based architect, from at least the 1840s until the mid-1880s. He appears in Newark directories as early as 1844, as William H. Kirk & Co., in partnership evidently with a Thomas Kirkpatrick. The directories through 1858 describe his firm as " architects and builders in general." From 1859 through 1869 he had an office at 228 Market Street; from 1870 through 1884 at 286 Market Street. He also served as a state senator.

Works: Newark, Second Reformed • Belleville, Reformed Dutch Church at South River • Newark, North Reformed Dutch • Basking Ridge, First Presbyterian • Jersey City, Old Bergen Church




“William H., Kirk,” DANA, accessed July 24, 2024, https://dana.njit.edu/items/show/877.

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