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Reformed Church of Pompton Lakes
Pompton Lakes, Passiac County

Reformed churches built to a very similar plan, whether in this area of Morris, Bergen or Somerset all adapted the Wren-Gibbs plan (or the Old North Church in Boston plan, if you prefer) until churches in Somerset County picked up the Greek Revival in the mid 1840s. This church is built of brick, like the one in Marlboro--most of the Reformed churches in Bergen were built of stone.
     It appears to me that the belfry and steeple are of more recent design; a multiered belfry-lantern-spire would have been consistent with the standard Reformed plan.

 

 

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