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Frenchtown Presbyterian Church [original]
Frenchtown, Hunterdon County

Now the townhall and library, this building on Second Street was the original Presbyterian church of Frenchtown. It was built a year after the minister of the Kingwood Presbyterian began conducting occasional services in a wheelwright’s shop in 1844. The frame building is 24x36 and it originally had a steeple; the bellfry is a later addition. In 1854 the congregation erected a larger building two blocks north of this in the Greek revival manner.
     
This small meetinghouse was rather typical, in size and style, of many churches built before in the three decades before the Civil War by Methodist and Presbyterian congregations in the west central part of the state.

 

 

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