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ment with class rooms and minister's study. The entire property is
valued at $20,000.
9. ISRAEL CONGREGATIONAL METHODIST.
This building stands at the corner of South Fifth and Gaskill Sts.,
between Lombard and South Sts. It is a very old brick edifice, and
wears a very antiquated appearance inside and out. It is a large
edifice, being 72 long, and 41 feet wide. It has no basement; will
seat about 2,000 persons. It was founded as a Congregational
church in 1850. There are about 200 members to this church.
Property vlllued about $18,000.
10. JOHN WESLEY M. E. CHURCH.
This church is in Shippen St. between Seventh and Eighth Sts.
It is a small brick building 45 feet long by 23 feet wide. The church
was founded in 1844, by Rev. Geo. Valentine. There are at present
100 members. It will seat about 200 persons. This property is
valued at $4,000.
11. 1st AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH, FOUNDED IN
This is the first colored Baptist Church organized in Philadelphia,
Rev. Mr. King being the founder. The house is of brick;-in the
interior or audience room it may be said to be beautiful to behold.
The building is 48 feet by 4.0. It will seat about 350 persons. The
property is valued at $5,000. It is located in Pearl St. near Eleventh
and between Vine and Wood Sts. There are 200 members belonging
to this church, mostly young persons; there are 130 children in the
12. UNION BAPTIST CHURCH.
Was founded in 1832 by the Rev. Daniel Scott. There are at
present 260 members, with a Sabbath-school attached of 97 scholars,
9 teachers, 4 males and five females. The edifice is of brick, 51 by
32 feet; it has a basement with lecture room and minister's studio.
The audience room will accommodate about 500 persons. In appear¬
ance, either inside or out, this church will compare favorably with