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

Glossary
List of churches, by county

Photographic notes
Links to related sites

   Photographic Inventory

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.

 

 

 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS  |  ABOUT US  |  HOME  

Copyright (c) 2001 Frank L. Greenagel