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  early churches of New Jersey

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Simpson Methodist Episcopal Church
Perth Amboy, Middlesex County


Organized in 1856, the Methodists built this church of brick in 1866, although the building was not completed until 1881. The architect was Charles Graham. It is one of the relatively few churches in the state to house a clock in its tower. Notice the strong similarity in design between this building and the Reformed church in Annandale.
     Graham was also responsible for the fine Presbyterian churches in Newton and Blairstown, which are rather similar to this building.




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