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First Presbyterian Church
East Orange, Essex County

I suspect Thomas Roberts was the architect for this fine old brownstone church, as he designed several other Presbyterian churches in the immediate area and this building has many marks of his characteristic style. It is also known as the Munn Avenue Presbyterian church and was built in 1864, a year after the congregation was organized.
     Several congregations now use the building, including a Haitian Baptist one that produced some lively music when I wandered in one Sunday summer morning.




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