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Christ Church
New Brunswick, Middlesex County


Although the Anglican church was not attractive to the largely Dutch and Scotch-Irish who settled in the area, New Brunswick was too important a town by 1743 to ignore. The original church was erected about 1750 and the tower, which is original, was added in 1773. The church itself was rebuilt in 1803 and the spire in 1813. The nave was again rebuilt in 1852, very likely to conform to ecclesiology principles, under the direction of New York architects Henry Dudley and Frederick Wills, both important in the Gothic Revival style adopted by the Anglican church.




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