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St. John's Church, Northern Liberties
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Location 220--230 Brown St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1815
Architect Strickland, William
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Classical Revival
NRHP reference No. 83002278
Added to NRHP February 24, 1983

St. John's Church, Northern Liberties was a historic church at 220–230 Brown Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The church was built in 1815 and is one of architect William Strickland's oldest surviving designs. The same year he also designed the Second Bank of the United States. The building is the fifth oldest surviving church in Philadelphia, and the seventh oldest surviving church in Pennsylvania, not counting earlier Quaker meetinghouses.

In 1931 the church was consecrated as the Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church and was sold by the Episcopalian parish to the Romanian community in 1972. Sometime before 1931, a wooden steeple was built above the entrance. In 1983 the church was added to the National Register.

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