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Siloam Presbyterian Church

Siloam Presbyterian Church
Church thought to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad
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Formerly Bedford-Central Presbyterian, a white congregation, Siloam Presbyterian Church was founded by the son of a former slave, Reverend James N. Gloucester in 1849. The church is purported to have been a site of the Underground Railroad, and now serves a predominantly black congregation in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area.


Taylor, Clarence. The Black Churches of Brooklyn. New York: Columbia University Press, 1994.