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Baptist Church of Butler
Butler, Morris County

This small church has a couple of interesting features—the small cupola set well back from the front of the building was a convention, both in the shape of the cupola and its placement, in continental European churches, but is not much seen in this country. The shingled exterior above a sort of wainscot is also rather unusal, although it was also an element of the Jacksonville Chapel in Pequannock Township. It was erected by a Baptist congregation which had met in private homes and various halls for six years after its founding in 1892. It now serves an Assembly of God congregation.




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