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Beverly Presbyterian Church
Beverly, Burlington County

Organized in 1853, the Presbyterians in Beverly met in a small frame structure that also housed the nascent Episcopal church, until this Gothic Revival building was erected in 1873. It was described in an 1881 history as "occupying a most desirable location upon the north side of Warren Street, just east of the city limits." The significance of the location, outside the city limits, suggests that the Presbyterians were not among the earliest settlers of the city, but it might also mean that the fashionable area of "town" was now outside the city limits. In earlier times it would have probably meant that the lot had been donated.




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