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West Presbyterian church
Bridgeton, Cumberland County








In 1868 a Presbyterian congregation erected a stylish stone church on West Commerce street. This small stone chapel was build immediately adjacent to it, prior to completion of the church. Sometimes the chapel prceeded the church itself, but in many instances it was added later, often as a memorial to a significant donor. In this case, I believe the chapel would have been used for services from 1868 until about 1877 when the main church was finally completed.




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