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  early churches of New Jersey

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Hammondton Baptist Church
Hammondton, Atlantic County


When you first catch a glimpse of the steeple and hipped roof of this old church from a block or two away, the initial reaction is one of delight (you have to be really into old churches). A closer inspection reveals that the building is entirely encased in aluminum, which has obliterated all the textures, details and workmanship of an earlier era.
     I assume the church was built in the 1870s, a time when the city had become a thriving rail center.

 

 

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