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Reformed Presbyterian Church or Methodist Protestant church ?
Manasquan, Monmouth County

There 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 side, and I assume 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.




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