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Title Presbyterian Church of Newtown
Collection Eugene L. Armbruster photographs and scrapbooks
Photographer Armbruster, Eugene L., 1865-1943
Image ID v1974.022.1.216
Date 1907
Description Presbyterian Church of Newtown village (originally called Middleburgh) was started by the early settlers of Newtown (English) 1651. A town house was erected which served also as a church and parsonage, 1670. In 1717 a new Church was erected on the site of the present one. While the British troops held possession of Newtown 1776-1783. It was first used as a hospital and guard house and later demolished. In 1787 the present church was erected. [handwritten on page]

Armbruster writing about settlement of Newtown and establishment of churchs. Also refers to British occupation of Newtown during American Revolutionary War.

See v1974.22.1.217 for color image of church.

Scrapbook page from "Bushwick and her neighbors, Vol.1"
Place Names Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Newtown
Subject Headings Churches
War
Hospitals
Guardhouses
Collection Finding Aid Eugene L. Armbruster photographs and scrapbooks
Copyright Public Domain