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Free Mission Methodist Church
Dover, Morris County

There is not much that can be said about the architecture of this post Civil War Methodist church, built in 1898—the year the congregation was formed. It is a gable-fronted stone building in any area that built largely of wood during this period. Services ceased in ____ and, given its location, it was converted to commercial uses; elsewhere in town it might have served as a residence.
     The Free Methodists were a splinter that aimed to make church attendence attractive to young men by abolishing the pew rents that were customary way of raising money to support the church and minister. There are only a couple in the state, and none survived much beyond 1900.




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