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Ogdensburg Presbyterian Church
Ogdensburg, Sussex County

 

This trim frame church was erected in 1880, the same year the congregation was organized. That was probably a boom year for the town, as most of the world's zinc was mined in the Ogdensburg region beginning about that date.
     The building starts as a simple meetinghouse, but adds a tower to the corner with an entrance through the tower, and a sort of balancing mini-tower on the other side of the facade. The elongated "witches hat" of the steeple is very effective—much superior to the common squat little belfries often seen.

 

 

 

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