This Financial District Building Houses the Oldest Methodist Congregation in America

An 1844 lithograph from the John Street Church
An 1844 lithograph from the John Street Church
Photo: NYPL

The John Street Church is an unassuming building in the Financial District that holds an incredible amount of history. The church, which was built in 1841, is known as "the oldest Methodist congregation in America."

In 1768, two lots were purchased on John Street; the first building constructed would be the Wesley Chapel, after John Wesley, who is credited with the foundation of Methodism in the mid-18th-century.

Read the full article for more history of John Street Church

via Curbed

Joshua Mu

Joshua Mu

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When he is not attempting to hustle the hustlers of Central Park, Joshua enjoys exploring the depths of what New York has to offer. He one day hopes to pilot a drone without immediately crashing it.

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