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First Baptist Church
Lambertville, Hunterdon County

The is the second Baptist church on the site and one of the few in Hunterdon county where the architect is known, David Gendell of Philadelphia, who designed a number of Baptist churches in that city, as well as the South Baptist church in Newark.
      The first church was built in 1825, the year the church was organized. The current building, erected in 1868, is 53 x 101 feet, and the tower is 85 feet high. While the front is of cut sandstone from quarries in Stockton, the sides and rear are of what we call fieldstone—that is, undressed stone. The church will comfortably seat 400. The ground floor is dedicted to a lecture room, infant school and library and the main “audience room” is on the second floor.
     Across the street is the home of John Marshall, discoverer of gold in California (now a museum) and the even larger St. John the Evangelist Catholic church, built about 30 years after this building.




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