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Messiah Church
Trenton, Mercer County



The Messiah church sits at a very prominent location on Front Street, but it now serves as the Mill Street Theater. It was founded as an Adventist church by a local preacher in 1863, as a mission of a church in Morrisville. The preacher called on local residents to gain members and raise enough money to built a church in 1864, which he sold to a Lutheran congregation in 1871, then built this building in 1873; it was sold to the Lutheran Church of the Saviour in 1902. I have no information about when it was converted to a theater.

 
 

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