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New Providence Presbyterian Church
New Providence, Union County

The fine old Presbyterian meetinghouse was built in 1834. Amos Wilcox was the designer/builder. It sits on a prominent rise at the center of town, as befits the church of the settlers who organized it in 1739.
     Although the building follows the basic plan of the meetinghouse in Springfield erected more than 40 years earlier, it is a more sopisticated design. Note the interrupetd pediment, the Gothic-arch windows and the more elaborate door surrounds.




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