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

  In 1865, they hired a Confederate preacher. All hell breaks loose.

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 on April 11, 1844, and this is the third building of the church on this site.

The church, “St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church,” was formally incorporated in 1845.

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

St. Paul's Episcopal Church is on the National Register of Historic Places. The application (pdf) contains lots of images, history, and architectural details.

Frances Keller Barr's history of St. Paul's is here (pdf).



The organ at St. John's
From a Facebook post by Jeanne Greiser


St. Paul's Organ

The organ at St. John's, c. 1920


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
St. John's was organized on April 26, 1847. They dedicated their new church, shown here, on January 30, 1859.


Newport Church Newport Church
Central Christian Church, dedicated on October 19, 1879. The church began on August 20, 1871 at Hayman's Hall, but didn't organize as the First Christian Church until April 21, 1872. A second Christian Church, the Washington Avenue Christian Church, was dedicated at 6th and Monroe on October 3, 1897. They merged, and became the Central Christian Church, on December 13, 1903, which held its last service on January 31, 1988.


Newport Church Newport Church
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Newport
The doors opened in 1897
Short history of St. Marks is here. (pdf)


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
    Torah presented to synagogue.


Newport Church Grace Episcopal
    From a Facebook post by J. E. Venneman
The steeple came off in the Tornado of July 7, 1915


Newport Church Newport Church Newport Church Grace
Grace Methodist, East Sixth Street 1911
from a Facebook post of the
Campbell County Historical and
Genealogical Society

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

Newport Church Brighton Street Baptist
York Street Congregational Church Brighton Street Baptist

Corinthian Baptist Church  

Corinthian Baptist Church
520 Columbia Street


Queen City Beach Newport Church Newport Church
Architect Samuel Hannaford's
original drawing of Salem
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”)

The Salem Methodist Church is on the National Register of Historic Places. The application (pdf) contains lots of images, history, and architectural details.


Newport Church Newport Church Newport Church
Interior, Salem Methodist,
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


The German Lutheran Presbyterian Church was established in 1851. Protestant preachers endorse the KKK, 1923.
“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
Trinity Baptist Church traces its roots to a Baptist Church founded by Rev. Leo Drake on February 18, 1940 at 21 East Fifth, before becoming Trinity and moving to 5th and Park.
History of Newport's First Church of Christ is here; the Newport Central Church of Christ history is here. In 1926, the US Census Bureau counted church denominations and their members.  The Newport results are here.
“The President of the Newport Scientific Association has been sent, from Atlanta, Ga.,  a 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


Tent Revival Tent Revival Tent Revival

1935 tent revival in Newport, under the direction of Rev. Wade House. The story is here.
From a Facebook post by Jenny Leicht Eilermann

Campbell Frill Line