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  early churches of New Jersey

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Mt Olive Baptist Meetinghouse
MT Olive Township, Morris County

  

Stucco-over-stone was the preferred construction method in large parts of the middle of the state, and this 1855 Baptist meetinghouse, although apparently unused for services now, remains in fine condition. In late 2004 I was informed there is some restoration being done, or at least planned.
      The congregation was organized in 1768, the same year as the local Presbyterian church, and the two congregations jointly erected a meetinghouse, which they shared until the 1850s, when each build their own building a few yards apart.

 

 

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