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Central Baptist Church
Millville, Cumberland County


Millville's Central Baptist church sits in the middle of a row of late 19th century churches, one block off the main business street in the city. The congregation was organized in 1842 and this church was erected in 1897, the last of the four to be built. The square tower with the quoins surrounding the windows and the tower's edges, and the little railing around the belfry are elements borrowed from the neo-classical designs of Wren-Gibbs churches, but the asymmetry of the overall plan is clearly from a later Victorian mode.
      It sits down the street from the Trinity Methodist church, which can be seen in the background, and adjacent to the First Presbyterian church, built six years earlier.




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