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  early churches of New Jersey

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Saint Patrick's Roman Catholic Church
Elizabeth, Union County

Built in 1887 facing a park by the waterfront, this monumental Gothic church, with its twin towers and rose window, would not look out of place in one of the older cities of Europe. In fact, it reminded me of Cologne Cathedral. The parish was organized in 1857 and the complex included a parochial school, a lyceum(auditorium) and a sister's residence. I understand that as of 2004 there were plans to close the church.




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