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Saint Bridget's Roman Catholic Church
Jersey City, Hudson County
large church, the second built by St. Bridget's congregation, was
erected in the 1882-1890. The architect may have been Patrick Keely,
who also designed
St. Patrick's, and St. Michael's in the city, and about 600 other Catholic
churches and associated buildings throughout the country. Many of his designs are Gothic-influenced and
make use of contrasting stone for windows, door surrounds arches
and belt courses—all of which can be seen on St. Bridgit's.
The parish was founded in 1869, and their first church, a small wooden
frame building, was
its school and other buildings, St. Bridget's today occupies most
an entire city block.