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    Hudson County

These are the churches that have been recently photographed and are included on the photographic inventory. [The list is partial and incomplete.] In Jersey City, more so than in other cities, church buildings were bought, sold and had their names changed. I am not confident I have disentangled the records suffiently to provide accurate information in every case. The assistance of readers is earnestly solicited.

Municipality Church Sect Fnd Built Style
Bayonne First Dutch Ref. of Bergen Neck Ref
1828
1866
 
Harrison (Davis) Wesley Memorial Methodist ME
1854
1875
Gothic Revival
Harrison Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church RC
 
1886
Gothic
Hoboken Adas Emuno Synagogue Jew
 
1883
Romanesque
Hoboken Church of the Holy Innocents Epis
1871
1871
Gothic Revival
Hoboken First Baptist Bapt
 
1890
Romanesque Revival
Hoboken First United Presbyterian Pres
1854
1860
Greek Revival
Hoboken Our Lady of Grace RC
 
1875
Gothic Revival
Hoboken Saint Joseph's RC
 
c1890
Gothic Revival
Hoboken St Matthew's Lutheran Luth
1858
1877
Gothic Revival
Hoboken St Paul's Episcopal Epis
1835
1871
Gothic Revival
Hoboken Deutsche Evangelical Luth
1856
1860
vernacular
Hoboken Trinity-All Saints Epis
1853
1856
Gothic Revival
Jersey City Central Avenue Reformed Ref
1871
1893
Romanesque
Jersey City Scotch Presbyterian Pres
1856
1872
Gothic Revival
Jersey City Christ Evangelical Lutheran Luth
1897
vernacular
Jersey City South Bergen Reformed Ref
1874
1892
Romanesque
Jersey City
Ref
1859
1870s
Gothic
Jersey City
Luth
1872
1891
late Gothic
Jersey City
Bapt
1852
1857
eclectic
Jersey City First Congregational Cong
1858
1862
Gothic
Jersey City First Reformed Ref
1846
1853
Romanesque
Jersey City
ME
1890s
vernacular
Jersey City Grace Episcopal Epis
1864
1872
vernacular
Jersey City Grace van Voorst Epis
1847
1850
Gothic revival
Jersey City Greenville Reformed Ref
c1870
1889
Gothic Revival
Jersey City Hedding Methodist Episcopal ME
1855
1855
Gothic revival
Jersey City Layfayette Reformed Society Ref
1863
1864
Gothic Revival
Jersey City
ME
1869
1890s
eclectic
Jersey City
ME
1844
1888
eclectic
Jersey City
Bapt
1865
1891
eclectic
Jersey City North Baptist Bapt
1865
1885
Romanesque
Jersey City Old Bergen Church Ref
1660
1839
Greek revival
Jersey City Bergen Baptist Bapt
1870
c1890
Gothic Revival
Jersey City
Luth
1898
eclectic
Jersey City St Anthony Padewskiego RC
1892
1892
Gothic Revival
Jersey City St Bridget's Roman Catholic RC
1869
1890
Gothic Revival
Jersey City St John's Free Church Epis
1869
1871
Gothic Revival
Jersey City
RC
1892
1892
Gothic
Jersey City St Joseph's Roman Catholic RC
1856
1873
Gothic Revival
Jersey City St Lucy's Roman Catholic RC
1895
Romanesque
Jersey City St. Mark's Episcopal Epis
1868
c1880
Gothic Revival
Jersey City St Matthew's Lutheran Luth
1860
1897
Gothic Revival
Jersey City St Patrick's Roman Catholic RC
1869
1871
Gothic Revival
Jersey City St Paul the Apostle RC
1861
1887
Gothic Revival
Jersey City St Paul's Episcopal Epis
1860
1861
Gothic Revival
Jersey City St Paul's Lutheran Luth
1884
1885
Gothic Revival
Jersey City Third Reformed Ref
1852
1857
Gothic revival
Jersey City
Bapt
1890s
traditional
Jersey City
1893
vernacular
Jersey City Church of the First Born non-d
c1870
c1870
vernacular
Jersey City
Luth
1899
Gothic
Jersey City Westminster Presbyterian Pres
1869
1886
Gothic
Kearney Knox Presbyterian Pres
1881
1891
Romanesque
Union City
RC
1861
1869
Renaissance
Union City
RC
1890s
late Gothic
Union City
RC
1886
Gothic
Union City
Pres
1890s
traditional
Union City
ME
vernacular
Union City
ME
1865
1890
Gothic
Union City
1890s
vernacular
Weehawkin
Grace Episcopal
Epis
1890s
board-and-batten

 


Some explanation is needed. Churches in boldface are either listed on the National Register or are otherwise of special interest. If the name of the church is in brackets [ ] I am in doubt as to the founding congregation. The Sect is the original religious denomination when the church was built. Fields left blank are those for which I have no solid information.

 

 

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