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Saint Philip and Saint James Catholic Church
Phillipsburg, Warren County


This impressive red brick building was built in 1873; it succeeds an older Catholic church in this industrial city on the Delaware. The original church, designed by architect Patrick Keely, was built in 1860 at the same site. The "new" church was built around the old in stages, starting from the apse end; the tower wasn't completed until 1911. Before that people worshiped at Saint Bernard's Church (1829) "across the river" in Easton, PA. Many towns have an abundance of churches, but Phillipsburg has surprisingly few, and this is much the largest.




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