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Ramapo Reformed Church
Mahwah, Bergen County

The congregation was organized about 1720 and this wooden church, in many aspects disimilar to the early Reformed churches of the county, was erected in 1798. Several of the elements of the front elevation—the symmetry and the narrow Gothic door and windows—are present, but most features are so attenuated as to be almost outside the traditional idiom we have come to expect of Dutch reformed congregations. This could as easily have been designed by a Presbyterian congregation, and indeed, the belfry is very similar to that on the Presbterian church in Springfield.

National Register.




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