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St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
Colts Neck, Monmouth County

St. Mary’s is a brick church, 30 x 50, that has been converted into a residence. The basic plan and front elevation, as well as the window surrounds are identical to three churches in the county— St. Gabriel Roman Catholic church in Marlboro, Mary the Virgin Episcopal church in Keyport, and St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic church in Perrineville, all built within a year of this. In fact, there is a substantial similarity between this building and St. Joseph’s. The building was designed by a Monmouth architect-builder-farmer, Austin H. Patterson, who should probably be credited with St. Joseph’s as well. The congregation sold this building in 1972 when it built a huge contemporary church on Route 35 only a couple of miles away.




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