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Lafayette Society Reformed Church
Jersey City, Hudson County

This red brick building once looked much like other Reformed churches in the region. It began as a Sunday School in 1863, and this church was erected between 1864 and 1866. It is a design that had considerable popularity— basically a Greek Revival building with a multi-tiered tower projecting slightly from the front. Here the architect-builder employed round-arch windows, which was most common, but you may find this design employing the tall rectangular windows characteristic of Greek Revival. It now serves as the Iglesia Christino Fuerte de Salvacis.




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