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Dutch Reformed Church of Sandyston
Bevan (Peters Valley), Sandyston Township, Sussex County


This fine wooden frame church is located on the edge of the Peters Valley Art Colony. It is a typical frame building of the type that was erected by small congregations throughout the state between 1820 and 1870. This building was erected between 1838 and 1840, and is at least the second church built by the congregation, which was organized in 1737. It is sometimes refered to as the Bevan Dutch Reformed church, because of its location.
      The exterior is still original clapboards and the interior needs some work. The building is used by the Art group for lectures and apparently the occasional wedding, but there does not appear to be a serious restoration project going on.





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