Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1767/00/00 A Philadelphia congregation begin meeting in a sail loft on Dock Street. They are an evangelical society whose members are also members of St Paul's Anglican Church (lost) at 3rd and Chancellor Sts.
1769/00/00 St Paul's Anglican Methodist buy an unfinished church from Dutch Presbyterians who had become bankrupt and are forced to auction the building.
1771/00/00 Francis Asbury Vocation Like all of John Wesley's Itinerants, Francis Asbury preaches his first sermon in America at St George's.
1774/10/00 John Adams Faith John Adams and other members of the Continental Congress worship at St George's.
1776/12/31 Robert Morris Patriot Robert Morris prays all night at a Watch Night service that God will open up the hearts of the people to furnish money needed to pay General Washington's troops at Valley Forge and that the Army might be saved. Valley Forge Encampment
1784/00/00 Richard Allen Vocation At St George's, Richard Alien is licensed to preach by the Methodists in America.
1784/00/00 The walls of St George's Methodist Church are plastered.
1786/00/00 Richard Allen Vocation Methodist elders call Allen to minister to blacks at St George's ME Church at a 5:00 AM service on Sundays. Black participation is tolerated if they occupy the Negro pews which are in the rear, side, or the galleries, and otherwise keep their place.
1787/11/00 Rev Absalom Jones Vocation Absalom Jones, a negro, begins his prayers close to the sanctuary's center instead near a wall where colored congregants are segregated. After a sexton orders him to get up, Jones responds that after prays, he will get up and trouble you no more.
1789/00/00 The Methodist Book Concern, the precursor to the Methodist Publishing House, is organized at Philadelphia's St George's ME Church.
1792/00/00 The gallery is erected at St George's Methodist Church. Original wooden candlesticks which adorn the gallery remain.
1793/00/00 Francis Asbury Vocation The 1770 collection boxes, the 1793 altar candelabra and the Asbury Chair, are property of Francis Asbury, third pastor of St George's and the first Bishop of American Methodism.

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Particulars for St George's Methodist Church, Philly:
Area of Significance Architecture
Sight Category Building
Building Type Church
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Area of Significance Religion
Historic Use Religious Property
Area of Significance Social History

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 71000064
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Nominator Name: National Historical Park
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Architecture, Religion, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Religious property
Period of Significance: 1750-1799, 1800-1824
Significant Year: 1767, 1812
Historic Function: Religion
Historic Sub-Function: Religious structure
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Religion
Current Sub-Function: Museum Religious structure

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