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  early churches of New Jersey

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First Presbyterian Church
Boonton, Morris County

   

This is an interesting building, much larger than it appears in the photo. Very little of it can be regarded as original, as the congregation repeatedly enlarged the building, to the side as well as to the rear. It is essentially a meetinghouse, built in 1859, with later "trimmings." The congregation was organized in 1832 and in that year moved into a church built on land given by the New Jersey Iron Company, with which the church had close ties—company managers were Sunday School Superintendents and Elders of the church, and apparently required employees to attend a church, although not necessarily the Presbyterian one.

National Register

 

 

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