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Old Broad Street Presbyterian Church
Bridgeton, Cumberland County










This magnificent brick Georgian meetinghouse was built in 1792. The interior, with its cast iron stoves, brick flooring and original pews, scarcely seems to have been touched since then. The Paladian window above the pulpit is similar to the one in Independence Hall, Philadelphia. Services are held in August and on special occasions, but no regular services have been held for one hundred years (since the erection of two other Presbyterian churches in town).

National Register, and worth a detour. It is quite similar to the Old Drover's church in Delaware, which is much better known.




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