protestant churches
The Protestant Churches and a Synagogue

Newport Church Newport Church
German Baptist Church
Southwest corner, 6th & Columbia
D. C. Reddington, photographer

Old Taylor Street Methodist Church. Read
more about it here. Taylor Street was re-named Third Street


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Newport Church Newport Church Newport Church
St. Paul's Episcopal
 Church, 1912
 “to Mr. Omer May, Cadillac, Michigan.
  Hello Dad, Am Hitting the high spots,
will be there soon.”  from Fred.

 
St. Paul's Episcopal Church and
Court House,Newport, 1910
 to Miss Margaret Seidlitz, 500 East
College Street, Iowa City, Iowa, “ Dear Young Friend,
By this simple means I beg to show my appreciation
of the cooperation of teachers in the S School and
with all best wishes  for your class and yourself,
I am, yours truly, D. D. William”
St. Paul Episcopal Church, 1910
Unlike most church steeples, note that
St. Paul's steeple is built up stone by stone.
It's a very unusual architectural feature. 
Also unlike most other Newport churches,
St. Paul's steeple hasn't been blown down
by high winds.

This building is from 1872.  The church was formed in 1844, and this is
 the third building of the church on this site.

 And notice they “photoshopped out” the courthouse in the pic on the far left, 100 years before Photoshop was created.

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Newport Church Newport Church Newport Church
St. John's Altar St. John's Rally Day, 1915
 The postcards above are interior shots of the old St. John's Evangelical (or Lutheran)
Church on 7th and Columbia in Newport, which endured a fire on January 10, 1939. 
Thanks to Tom Nordberg for helping me identify these.

 

Newport Church Newport Church
St. John's Evangelical
 Protestant Church
7th and Columbia
Rev. Paul Reikow, Pastor
St. John's German
 Lutheran Church, 1909
7th & Columbia

 

Newport Church Newport Church Newport Church Newport Church
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Newport
The doors opened in 1897
Central Christian Church, Newport
constructed in 1894

 

Newport Church Newport Church Newport Church

First Presbyterian Church,1909

 

Newport Church Newport Church  Newport Church
First Baptist Church, Eighth and York
First Baptist is on the web here.  There's no history of
this 200 year old church there, but there's a nice section
explaining all the stained glass windows.
United Hebrew Congregation, 
 circa  1940, 117 5th Street
An earlier synagogue, Ohave Sholom, was
 at 6th & Brighton, c. 1919 - c. 1925

 

Newport Church Newport Church Newport Church Newport Church
Grace Methodist, East Sixth Street  The steeple came
off in the Tornado
of July 7, 1915

Grace merged with Bellevue's Calvary Tower, and Southgate UMC's in 2000 to form New Hope United Methodist Church in Southgate
 

   Newport Church

York Street Congregational Church

 

Newport Church Newport Church
Salem M. E. Church
8th and York, Newport
built in 1882
Salem Methodist Episcopal
Church, 1938
Salem Methodist was founded as a German language church.
(It's in the 1910 Sanborn Atlas as “Salem Kirche”)

 

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Interior, Salem Methodist,
1938
First Home of Salem Methodist
Church. Originally on Todd
 Street (later renamed 6th)
The Second Home of Salem
  Methodist, corner of Mayo
(ie. 7th Street) and Orchard

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“A religious meeting at the colored Baptist Church, between Mayo and Ringgold streets, was disturbed and broken up Saturday night by a party of white roughs, who ridiculed the congregation and finally kicked up a row with one of the worshipers.  They were finally ejected and warrants are out for their arrest.”from the Covington Daily Commonwealth, November 11, 1879

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History of Newport's First Church of Christ is here; the Newport Central Church of Christ history is here.

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In 1926, the US Census Bureau counted church denominations
and their members.  The Newport results are here.

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“The President of the Newport Scientific Association has been sent, from Atlanta, Ga.,  very scientifically wrought pint flask.  It looks like a silk handkerchief when in hand and held at the nose.  At the mouth is a sucking apparatus by which a big swill can be taken at one suck.  It can even be used in church without detection." from Newport's Kentucky State Journal, June 16, 1887

Campbell Frill Line