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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long gone out of date--Georgian—but perhaps was favored by a congregation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.