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St. Peter's Church
Perth Amboy, Middlesex County
The first organized religious services were held by Church of England
affiliated soldiers sometime around 1685. The church was granted its
charter by the king in 1698 and the first church was built in 1721.
It was torn down in 1849 and the present building erected in 1852. The
chancel faces east and the building conforms to good ecclesiology principles;
the interior is very much in the English Gothic Revival tradition. National
Register, of course.