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Second Methodist Protestant Church
Bridgeton, Cumberland County

Not much is known (by me) about the Methodist Protestant denomination, as only a few of their churches apparently have survived in the state. This is a wooden-frame building, erected in 1888. There is another Methodist Protestant congregation near Millville, one in Manasquan and Another in English Creek. I believe the denomination split off from the main body either over matters of governance or in opposition to slavery. The architecture is quite conventional, typical of small Methodist and Baptist congregations in south Jersey. The design is very likely based on Benjamin D. Price's book, Church Plans, which was issued in several editions between 1876 and 1906.





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