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Eatontown Presbyterian Church
Eatontown, Monmouth County

The façade is a basic Greek Revival plan, but the brackets and the
window surrounds are not. Greek Revival style went out of fashion in New Jersey after 1855, but the plan was a good one for a small church and so the congregation apparently decided to adapt it, in 1877, with contemporary brackets attached to the pilasters, pediments over the windows, and shutters that are much too narrow to be functional. The congregation was part of the Shrewsbury Presbyterian church during the earlier years when services were held in the old schoolhouse.




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