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Saint Bridget's Roman Catholic Church
Jersey City, Hudson County

This 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 usually 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 erected in that year. Together with its school and other buildings, St. Bridget's today occupies most of an entire city block.




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