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First Presbyterian Church
Dayton, Middlesex County


An interesting church built in a traditonal mode, although now clad in aluminum siding. The congregation was organized in 18__ and this church erected in 1869, when the wooden version of the Wren-Gibbs plan was enjoying great popularity. See, for example, the Presbyterian churches in Westfield and Liberty Corner. Like those, this has an exceptionally tall spire, but unlike them, the building is now clad in aluminium siding.




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