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Frenchtown Methodist Episcopal Church
Frenchtown, Hunterdon County

Founded 1832; built 1844, enlarged 1861

A room in a wheelwright’s shop on Bridge street was the first regular meeting place of the Methodists in Frenchtown--a facility also used by other congregations. A lot was purchased and the present building was erected in 1844.. The building was enlarged and a steeple added in 1861. Elements of this building are borrowed from several architectural styles: the tracery window above the door is early Colonial, the small porch over the entryway is typical of Quaker buildings, the pilasters at the corner come from Greek Revival.




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