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Scotch Presbyterian Church
Jersey City, Hudson County

Scotch Presbyterian is an interesting pseudo-Gothic church erected in 1872. I don't mean that as a denigrating term but in spite of the Gothic arches above the entry and the windows, there is actually very little truly Gothic about the church. Yes, there is a fairly steep slope to the roof and the semblance of buttresses, but if you compare this to a Gothic church of similar size—say the Zion Evangelical Lutheran church or Grace Van Vorst,
the difference in "feel" is enormous. The church is located on Mercer Street, just west of Varick, and it is nicely maintained. It is now occupied by the Bethesda Baptist congregation. Scotch was organized in 1856.




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