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[Solomon's Temple] Church
Paterson, Passaic County



The style is a fairly common one, especially for Presbyterian churches erected in the 1880s or so. A large central nave flanked by two towers of unequal height. Chartres cathedral in France may not have set the style, but that exceptional church certainly legitimatized it. This is a reddish brick building erected in 1878 at Hamilton and Straight. It incorporates some Romanesque elements but also a few that are not exactly from any known style. Let us call it eclectic. The awning over the main entrance proclaims it as Solomon's Temple.

 

 

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