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Second Presbyterian Church
Princeton, Mercer County



Founded in 1847 and built in 1868. The architect/builder was Henry Leard, whose name pops up in relation to several churches in the area. The church sits on Nassau Street, almost directly across from the Nassau Street Presbyterian Church, which was the first Presbyterian church in Princeton. It became St. Andrew's church for a while, and is now owned by another non-denominational congregation.
     It is a rather nice building and its location prompts the question, Why another Presbyterian church so close to the first one? A dramatic increase in membership resulted in a similar situation in Elizabeth.

 

 

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