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First Presbyterian Church
Keyport, Middlesex County

  

Although the tower/spire is a later replacement (I believe) this is a fine example of eclecticism in the mid-nineteenth century. The round arches are borrowed from the Romanesque while the symmetrical plan and the prominent pediments—one for the nave and a smaller one on the tower—are from the neoclassical idiom. Although the very clean lines suggest an almost contemporary design, the church was built in 1868.

 

 

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