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First Presbyterian Church
Englewood, Bergen County

The first Presbyterian congregation in Bergen County was formed here in 1860, and they quickly erected a small stone chapel, which still exists. Eight years later that chapel was taken apart, stone by stone and reassembled as a chapel at the Brookside Cemetery, a mile or so north of the church. In its place they built this stone church in the Gothic manner. ____ was engaged as the architect. Only eight years later the congregation hired J. Cleveland Cady, who had designed several other Presbyterian churches, to prepare plans for an addition. In 18__, the church was enlarged again, and this time ___ was the architect. So although the church is basically in the Gothic idiom, there are touches of the Romanesque here and there, particularly in the north entrance designed by Cady.




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