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Pilgrim Baptist Church
Red Bank, Monmouth County

The building is now stuccoed but I assume this was a wooden frame construction, erected in 1896. The buttresses are not necessary, and like the belfry whose bells were no longer used to call parishioners to services, are simply a churchy symbol. The entrance is fairly elaborate and I imagine the tower once supported a more imposing steeple. Only about half the church is shown in this photo, but I don't know if the extension to the rear is a later addition or original.




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