The Protestant Churches and a Synagogue
|German Baptist Church
Southwest corner, 6th & Columbia
D. C. Reddington, photographer
Old Taylor Street Methodist Church.
|St. Paul's Episcopal
“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
And notice they “photoshopped out” the courthouse in the pic on the far left, 100 years before Photoshop was created.
|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.
|St. John's Evangelical
7th and Columbia
Rev. Paul Reikow, Pastor
|St. John's German
Lutheran Church, 1909
7th & Columbia
|St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Newport
The doors opened in 1897
|Central Christian Church, Newport
constructed in 1894
| 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
|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
York Street Congregational Church
|Salem M. E. Church
8th and York, Newport
built in 1882
|Salem Methodist Episcopal
|Salem Methodist was founded as a German language church.
(It's in the 1910 Sanborn Atlas as “Salem Kirche”)
|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
|“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|
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., 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|