Drew United

Methodist Church

Corner of Sussex St. and East Broome St.

Drew United Methodist Church started in 1838 as a Mission at 25 Hudson Street. As membership grew, a bigger church was built at the corner of East Broome and Sussex Streets. A cyclone in 1893 destroyed that building. The rebuilt church was dedicated October 13, 1895. Disaster struck again on March 21, 1994. A fire destroyed the structure after a homeless man lit a roman candle on the steps in front of the entrance, leading to disaster. The Congregation chose to rebuild it on the same site.

Nowadays the church sees some community activity including AA and NA meetings, and the Broome Street Band practices there every Monday.