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Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
Jersey City, Hudson County
organized in 1856 to serve the Irish laborers working on the Erie
Railroad tunnel in the immediate area. This large stone church
was erected in 1872-1873, but the architect is unknown, although the church is often attributed to Patrick Keely who designed three other churches in the immediate area. It apparently was intended to be the
church in the city, as it sits within sight of City Hall on Baldwin
Avenue between Magnolia and Pavonia. The interior is quite ornate
and in excellent condition.