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Summit Avenue Baptist Church
Jersey City, Hudson County

There is a stone set in the base of one of the buttresses noting the church was built in 1897, but there is no place where the name is incised, and that date is misleading. The bulletin board in front says, in Spanish and English, that this is the Christian Reformed Church, but it was obviously built by a predecessor congregation. The church was erected in 1857 by the Summit Avenue Baptist congregation that was organized in that year. An engraving in McLean's History of Jersey City shows the church much as it is today except for a tall spire on the tower and a single entrance instead of the vestibule, which is what was probably added in 1897. It is located in the Five Corners area of the city, on Summit at Cottage Place.




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