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  early churches of New Jersey

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Swedish Baptist Church
Dover, Morris County

The building of the Swedish Baptist church has changed hands several times, having hosted the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in the late 1990s, and now there is a sign announcing it is The Way, the Truth and the Life Church.
     The church is a traditional L-shaped plan, which was widely used by both Baptist and Methodist congregations, erected in 1899 or 1900. The triangular segments above the door and windows were an inexpensive convention rather widely used in the later part of the nineteenth century to simulate a Gothic look, or at least to make the building look more church-like.


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