New York City Church Extension and Missionary Society

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The New York City Church Extension and Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church was an organization whose mission was "... to promote Churches, Missions, and Sunday-schools in the City of New York."[1] It built or purchased churches, missions, and Sunday schools, mostly in Manhattan and the Bronx,[2] and primarily in poor areas, or areas that were being developed.[1] Founded in 1866, by 1895 it ran 24 congregations.[1]

The Church Extension and Mission Society owned a number of landmark buildings in Manhattan that later became synagogues. These included, from 1878 to 1885, the building subsequently purchased by Beth Hamedrash Hagadol,[1] and from 1889 to 1902, the building subsequently purchased by the First Roumanian-American congregation.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Synagogue NRHP Registration Form, June 20, 1999, Section 8, p. 3.
  2. ^ Dolkart (1997), Section 8, p. 2.
  3. ^ Dolkart (1997), Section 8, p. 7.

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