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  early churches of New Jersey

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Manahawkin Baptist Church
Manahawkin, Ocean County


The old meeting house combined elements from several styles—a Greek Revival pediment, Italianate brackets in the cornice, and a little railing around the lower tier of the belfry that comes directly from the Wren-Gibbs idiom; it was erected in 18__, and now serves as the Stafford Township Community Center, but there is not even a sign to call attention to its history. The building has been beautifully preserved and maintained.




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