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  early churches of New Jersey

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Rockaway Methodist Episcopal Church
Rockaway, Morris County

   

Look behind the two projecting wings (which are newer than the rest of the church) and the Chippendale entry arch and you have a traditional Wren-Gibbs design. The building dates to 1873 and the congregation was organized in 1833.
      The theater company which occupies it has clearly not spent much money on maintenance, but they were attempting to raise money (hopefully to stabilize the building) when these photographs were taken a year ago.

 

 

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