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  early churches of New Jersey

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Wesley Methodist Church
Belleville, Essex County

The multiple textures and materials of this church are the clue that it was erected late in the nineteenth century—1899. There have been some later alterations, but the building is largely intact. Most of the architectural elements may be traced to the Romanesque and to what is called the shingle style.
     The congregation was organized in 1803 and has an interesting history.





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