First Presbyterian (Hilltop) Church
Mendham, Morris County
1735 Presbyterians, many of whom came from New England, organized
this congregation and in 1860 built this substantial and very beautiful
meetinghouse, the third or fourth on the site, in a style reminiscent
of a new England church of an earlier period. The architect was
of the congregation, Aaron Hudson, who reportedly also designed the
Reformed church in Pottersville (Somerset county) and the original
Methodist church in Mendham. .
In February 2002 I presented a lecture about
the old churches of Mendham, Morris, and the state here, courtesy of
the Mendham Historical Society, and I can testify that the church is
maintained in perfect condition. The tower is lighted at night.
Register, of course.