Sunday, July 13, 2014
PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, NEWARK, NY
Their first church was built at the present location in 1827. The corner stone of the first church was laid June, 1827. The records of the Church and some silver coins were placed in the stone. After a few months, the stone was pried from the foundation and the coins taken by parties unknown. In the autumn of 1827, the church was completed and dedicated.
In 1850 the congregation had outgrown the old first building and it was decided to remove it and construct a new one. The corner stone of the old church was used in the building of the second church. When the new church was about completed, it burned down. Only July 4, 1853, the congregation met and decided to rebuild. The new church was completed and dedicated in 1855.
As years passed, more room was needed in the old church. After many meetings and discussions, it was decided that a new church should be built. On April 8, 1915, ground was broken for the new church, which is the church that is standing today and in these pictures. The corner stone for the church was laid July 30, 1915. The entire cost of the church was $72,000. Parts of the previous church were used in the construction of the 1915 church.
There is a lot more information on this church, but I thought I would touch on the most important. This is a church that has a lot of history.