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Montville Methodist Episcopal Church
Montville, Morris County

Nothing about this building suggests it was originally erected as the Methodist church in town. It has been converted in office/industrial uses and aside from the mass of the building, no clue remains that it might have been a church. The congregation was organized in the 1860s, I believe, and this building might have been erected anytime thereafter, perhaps as late as the 1890s.
      There is an adjacent brick schoolhouse, built in 1867, that was allegedly used for Methodist services, temperance meetings, and probably a half-dozen other activities; it now serves as a local museum.




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