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North Plainfield, Somerset County
architect for this exceptionally well-preserved church was Oscar
Teal, according the the 1901 History of Plainfield and North
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
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.