Jones Tabernacle AME Church

Jones Tabernacle AME Church

Jones Tabernacle AME Church and Parish House (also known as Union Methodist Episcopal Church), is a historic Methodist Episcopal church and parish house located in the North Central neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

It was designed by the noted Philadelphia architects Hazelhurst & Huckel and built in 1888–1889, of cut stone in the Richardsonian Romanesque-style. The church has an entrance archway with squat Syrian columns; and the building features a prominent front gable, chimneys, towers and pinnacles. The gable has a checkerboard pattern of stone and a Palladian window.

The church interior is divided into two principal levels, a first floor Sunday School, and the second floor sanctuary with balcony.

In the 1930s, the church was sold to Jones Tabernacle AME Church, then under the leadership of Rev. Richard R. Wright, Jr., son of Richard R. Wright (1855-1947).

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.