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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
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
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