A Correct View of the Old Methodist Church in John Street, New York, the first erected in America, A.D. 1768

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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).

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