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First Reformed Church
Passaic, Passaic County

The sign in front of the building proclaims this to be the Primera Bautista Iglesia Hispania but it was built by the first congregation to settle in Passaic, the Dutch Reformed, who were organized here early in the eighteenth century. I saw no cornerstone but assume it was built in the 1880s or 90s. It is an excellent example of late nineteenth century religious architecture and makes good use of the prominent corner location on Passaic Avenue, just across the street from the city's high school.




Copyright (c) 2006 Frank L. Greenagel