A Correct View of the Old Methodist Church in John Street, New York, the first erected in America, A.D. 1768
Not on view
This aquatint represents the first Methodist church in the United States, built for a congregation established in 1766, that initially met in a rigging loft at 120 Williams Street. The house seen here at right was already on the site and adapted into a parsonage and library, while the church, opened in 1768, had ballast stone walls plastered a light blue and was known as Wesley's Chapel. The 1823 print was used as a frontispiece for "A Short Historical Account of the Early Society of Methodists, Estabilshed in the CIty of New York in the Year 1768" (1824).