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Presbyterian Church or Methodist Protestant church ?
Manasquan, Monmouth County
is a very nice First Presbyterian church (built in 1904) about two
blocks away so I assume this Reformed Presbyterian congregation split
off from the First Presbyterian sometime prior to 1893 when this
building was erected. There are fish-scale shingles on the south
the entry tower once had an imposing spire. The congregation now
using the building is the Reformed Bible Church.
This may be the Methodist Protestant church, however,
organized in 1848, who built a church in 1893. If so, it is probably
based on plans drawn up by Philadelphia architect Benjamin D. Price; the design
is similar to plan # 156 in the 1906 edition of his book, Church Plans.