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First Particular Baptist Church
Franklin Borough, Sussex County

This 1833 building has seen the services of four denominations; It began as a Particular Baptist congregation in 1833, ten years after that congregation was organized. Baptist services ceased in 1853, and the building was used for a year by a Presbyterian congregation. In 1877 the church was opened again by a Dutch Reformed congregation, and in 1919 it was purchased by the Sons of Israel. It is now known as the Temple Shalom, serving an Orthodox and Reform congregation.


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