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  early churches of New Jersey

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First Baptist Church


Cranford, Union County
High Street
founded 1887, built 1897

First Baptist

The small wooden-frame church has space for a Sunday school or other facilities in the basement. The projecting tower with an open belfry was a common feature of smaller rural churches in the last decades of the century.