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Dutch Reformed Chapel
Marolboro, Monmouth County

By 1868 the village of Marlboro had grown considerably and the residents affiliated with the Dutch Reformed church were desirous of having a lecture-room or chapel closer to home. For more than one hundred years the region had been dominated by the Old Brick Church at Marlborough in Bradevelt, a couple of miles away. A lot was purchased in 1869 and that year this chapel, measuring 26’ x 40’ was erected at a cost of $2,725. The L-shaped plan was a common design for smaller Methodist and Baptist congregations, but in this case I suspect the ell was a later addition. There are presently two entrances, but the normal place for the main entry in an L-shaped plan would have been only through the tower.

 

 

 

 

 

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