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Clinton Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church
Trenton, Mercer County

Now the Nazareth Deliverance Church, Inc., the original congregation was a mission of the Greene Street ME, founded in 1766 by a Captain Webb of the British Army, which would make that Greene Street congregation one of the oldest in the country. Homestead built its first church in 1852, then in 1880, it became the Simpson ME, and when this building on Clinton Avenue at Hart Street was completed in 1889, its name was changed to the Clinton Avenue Methodist church. It's a red brick building which once had a large stained glass window in front, now largely bricked up, and a modestly ornate steeple, now gone. Methodist services were still being held in 1927, but its history since that time has apparently been a succession of small congregations. A few years ago it was listed as the First Born Church of the Living God.

Thanks to Timothy Griscom for identifying the building.




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