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Southeast Quadrant

The location of Churchtowne in Lancaster City.

Churchtowne is generally bounded by South Queen, West Farnum, South Duke, Juniata and Strawberry Streets. The general architectural character of the area is defined by closely spaced houses, duplexes and rowhouses, generally of small scale. The majority of buildings date from the mid-1800s on, with the oldest being scattered along Howard Avenue and Church Streets and typically becoming more recent to the southeast. There are several significant early one-story houses in the older section, especially along Howard Avenue. See What's Here and What's New!

Bethel A.M.E. Church, the original congregation of which was established on this site at least as early as about 1820, is one of America's oldest African-American congregations. The church served the city's primary African-American neighborhood.

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