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First German Reformed
North Plainfield, Somerset County

The architect for this exceptionally well-preserved church was Oscar Teal, according the the 1901 History of Plainfield and North Plainfield. An O. M. Teale is credited with the design of the Seventh Day Baptist church only a few blocks away; I assume they are the same person. The multi-textured surfaces and interesting arrangement of gables and tower makes this a fascinating building, especially for a small church. It was erected in 1886, and services were conducted in German for many years. It is now occupied by an Hispanic congregation, judging from the sign out front.





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