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St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
Paterson, Passaic County

St. Joseph's was built in 1886 in the Gothic manner. I assume it once had a tall spire atop the right tower—or at least was designed for a spire that was then never built—not an uncommon situation. I find it a nicely proportioned building, and there is a large and stylish annex to the rear. The church was designed by Jeremiah O'Rourke, a Newark-based architect who was responsible for more than a dozen Catholic churches in the state.




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