Seventh/High Street
Presbyterian Church

588 High Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102

September 16, 1849 - after 1940


Pamphlet from the 50th Anniversary

The Seventh Presbyterian Church, also known as the High Street Church, was organized on September 16, 1849 and the church was built overlooking the city at 203 High Street. The dedication occurred on May 18, 1852 and cost of the church was $43,000. James B. Pinneo, one of the first elders, gave $20,000 towards the cost. The church building at 588 High Street (new numbering system) is now occupied by the St. James' A. M. E. Church.

From: Social Services Directory of Newark 1912

Church gives relief to its own poor who are members, and to nonmembers with whom it is brought in contact. A Boy's Brigade, A Young Men's Union, with gymnasium and social rooms, a Men's Club, holding monthly public meetings with informal lecture on subjects of common interest, are conducted under the auspices of the church.

Reverends Addresses LDS FHC
Microfilm #'s


Reverend From To
D. W. Poor November 7, 1849 1869
J. H. McIlvaine July 7, 1870 April 6, 1887
Lewis Lampman November 2, 1888 November 19, 1906
Henry K. Denlinger May 2, 1907 December 6, 1909
John J. Moment February 17, 1911 1918/19
Alexander Cairns 1923 1926
Marshall Harrington 1927 1929
Geroge T. Sweazey 1931/32 1932/33
William L. Tucker 1933/34 1939/40

Address From To
197, 203, 209 High Street 1852 1869
586, 592 High Street c. Court Street 1870 after 1940

LDS FHC Microfilm #'s

Information Starting Year Ending Year LDS Microfilm #
Church Records 1849 1899 0504301
Manual (includes list of members)     1638277

Archive Information (Last Known location)

Misc. Church Records 1841-1901. Records in possession of the Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY CATALOG: The Fiftieth anniversary of the High St. Presbyterian Church of Newark, N.J., 1849-1899