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Baptist Church of Columbus
Columbus, Burlington County

The Baptist church is a substantial stucco-over-stone building that follows no particular architectural style. The shallow-pitched roof is from the Greek Revival, but the tall narrow windows are a combination of Gothic and Romanesque. It is a good example of what is often called vernacular. The congregation was organized in 1830 and services were held in an old carpenter shop for nine years; in 1839 a small wooden frame building was put up, and that served until this building was erected in 1873.




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