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  early churches of New Jersey

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Church of the Immaculate Conception
Camden, Camden County



Founded in 1855, the early masses were held in private homes and in the Camden City Hall until the first church was built in 1859. The cornerstone for this large stone church was laid in 1864. The architect was Jeremiah O'Rourke, who designed several other Catholic churches in the state. The steeple was added in 1888. This is the second church for this parish, and considerably closer to the center of town at Market and Sixth Streets.
     It is built of Trenton brownstone with Connecticut stone trimming in the English decorated Gothic style.

 

 

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