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Broadway Baptist Church
Paterson, Passaic County

The cupola atop the tower of this fine brick georgian church is prominent, even from several blocks away. It was built in 1879 in a style that had long gone out of date--Georgian—but perhaps was favored by a congregation that wanted to emphasize traditional "American" architecture instead of the increasingly popular Gothic and Romanesque. It remains a Baptist congregation by now is named after the refounding minister, I believe.




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