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Lake Hopatcong Methodist Church
Lake Hopatcong, Morris County


The Methodist congregation at Lake Hopatcong was organized, according to Vernon Hampton's book on the Methodist churches of northern New Jersey, in 1867, and meetings were held in members’ houses until 1872, often led by preachers from Port Oram (Wharton). The first church was built in 1873 and supplied by preachers from Centenary College and Drew University. That church burned in 1899 and this replacement was completed the following year.
     The building was extended in the 1960s, I believe. The only obvious indication of a late nineteenth century origin are the massed windows in the tower and to the right of it—a convention borrowed from the Romanesque Revival.




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