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Evangelical Lutherische Christos-Kirche
Jersey City, Hudson County

The Christ Lutheran, or as it is sometimes referred to, the First German Evangelical Lutheran congregation, was founded in 1874 as a mission of St. Matthews. The Romanesque manner church has been much altered since it was erected in 1897 in the at the corner of Communipaw and Woodward Streets. Developers had confidence in the area known as Lafayette, but it evolved into a manufacturing center and, consequently, a place for lower-middle income residences, but I understand there is a strong community spirit.  The building now serves a Church of God in Christ congregation.




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