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Hackensack First Methodist Episcopal Church
Hackensack, Bergen County

The Methodist made few converts in Bergen county until well into the nineteenth century. This congregation was organized in 1849 and the church built in 1874. Like many churches of the period, it was the center for a myriad of social and religious functions, which is why the meeting rooms were on the ground floor and the sanctuary itself up a flight of stairs. The building was sold to the Masons sometime after 1957.




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