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Siloam Methodist Episcopal Church
Freehold Township, Monmouth County

In 1860 a church was organized at McIntyre’s Corners, otherwise known as Siloam. Ellis doesn’t identify the denomination or the name of the church other than that, but an 1889 map identifies it as a Methodist church. The cornerstone was laid in 1870 for a building 52 x 30 and it was dedicated in 1871. This residence on Siloam Road fits that description rather well. The fenestration of old two-story schoolhouses were rarely configured like this so the probability is that it was a church. Two maps of 1889 provide contradictory information—one shows a Methodist church and a school where this building is located, but the other shows the buildings further north and on the other side of the road, where a newer Methodist church now stands.





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