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First Baptist Church
Bloomingdale, Passaic County

The church began as a Greek Revival building—note the pediment, shallow roof and pilasters on the section behind the entry vestibule—in 1847. Greek Revival was a very popular style at that time. The squat squarish belfry was also more-or-less typical of those found on Greek Revival churches—a tall Gothic spire, although occasionally found, is really out of keeping with Greek Revival. The congregation was organized in 1824.




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