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Cresskill Congregational Church
Cresskill, Bergen County

This simple wooden-frame building is set on an exceptionally solid stone foundation. It was erected in ___ and is basically a traditional meetinghouse plan, but with a couple of interesting features: the triple Gothic-arch windows would not have been found on a Congregational church in the eighteenth century, for they are the successors to the Puritans, and anything that fancy would have been too Popish or too worldly. There are also three small dormer windows along the nave—quite an unusual feature in wood-frame churches. The building has seen later additions and changes (including the execrable aluminum siding) and is now known, as all Congregational churches are, as the United Church of Christ.




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