The authoritative source on
  early churches of New Jersey

About this site
We've created a database and photographic inventory on more than half the 18th & 19th century churches in the state and add to it each month. We welcome and solicit all contributions and suggestions from our visitors.

How to use this site
Post a query
Respond to readers' queries
Consult the database
Annotate the database
Upload a photo
Suggest a church for inclusion

List of churches, by county

Photographic notes
Links to related sites

   Photographic Inventory

Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church
Rahway, Union County

Saint Mary's was founded in Rahway in 1846 and this substantial red brick Gothic building was erected in 1888. It was designed by Jeremiah O'Rourke, who designed at least a dozen other churches in the state and hundreds more throughout the country. The tower appears to be slotted, but the slots are merely a series of quite elongated windows. The long nave with a row of clerestory windows and a substantial tower offset to one side was a plan O'Rourke employed for several of his churches in the state.




Copyright (c) 2001 Frank L. Greenagel