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Kingwood Presbyterian Church ("Old Stone")
Kingwood Township, Hunterdon County


Many counties have an "Old Stone Church," usually named to distinguish it from a newer wooden one. This church, built in 1837, is in exceptional condition. When the Presbyterians, who organized in 1738, moved out it was occupied for a time by an Assembly of God congregation and now by a Unitarian-Universalist group. The church regularly hosts a schedule of chamber music. The building remains much as it was 160 years ago; the side windows are original, whereas many churches followed later fashion and installed stained glass.
     A scholar once described the New England meetinghouses as buildings of endearing simplicity. That description fits this structure exceedingly well.




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