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First Baptist Church
Passaic, Passaic County

The First Baptist church is a very large red brick meetinghouse. The façade is nicely enlivened with a combination of pilasters and a finely-detailed oversize arched entry, but that scarcely disguises the fact that this is a large barn-like building. That is not intended as a disparaging remark, for a high percentage of the state's earliest houses of worship were essentially similar to barns. The church was erected in 1891 on Gregory Avenue.




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