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First Baptist Church
Freehold, Monmouth County


The First Baptist Church was organized in 1834 as a daughter of the Old Yellow Meetinghouse, and this fine late Victorian wooden-frame church was put up in 189o. It is an Akron Plan design by architect Isaac Pursell of Philadelphia. The detailing has not been modernized and the church is maintained beautifully. I suspect it was not originally white, as many of the churches of that era were painted a dark color with one or more colors of contrasting trim.




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