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South Bergen Reformed Church
Jersey City, Hudson County

This fine stone church, located at Bergen Avenue and Boyd, since 1970 has been home to the Cotton Temple Church of God in Christ. It was built in 1892 by the South Bergen Reformed congregation, which had been organized in 1874. It could seat about 1,000 people, and at one time was regarded as the elite congregation of the city. Sometime before 1907, it merged with the First Congregational church; a telephone directory of 1910 lists both the Reformed church and the First Congregational church at this address. In 1970 it was sold to the present congregation. The design is Romanesque Revival, with an emphasis on turrets and towers, gables and rusticated stone.

My thanks to Vincent Romano for providing an essential bit of the history of this building.




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