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Christ Church [Episcopal]
Shrewsbury, Monmouth County


If anyone thinks Monmouth County has more than a fair share of the fine old buildings in the state, that's because it was settled very early and many of the towns did not experience the growth that came with waves of later immigrants. Christ Church was founded in 1702 and this building erected in 1769. The architect was Robert Smith, who built Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia and Saint Peter's Church in Freehold. The building is in superb condition. It shares the intersection with a early Quaker meetinghouse and a Presbyterian church, as well as a colonial-period home.
     The tower is a later addition, I have been informed, but in other respects the building has not been materially altered since its erection.

National Register.




Copyright (c) 2001 Frank L. Greenagel