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First Presbyterian Church of Stockton
Stockton, Hunterdon County

Snell (The History of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties) writes that in 1867 there were at least 30 Presbyterian families in the Stockton area, so they petitioned the governing board to sever their connection with Presbyterian churches in Rosemont, Lambertville, Alexandria and Amwell to form a new congregation. They resolved to build a sandstone building, 40 x 60 feet, in the Gothic style. They contracted with a James Bird of Lambertville and used stone from the local quarries, which was also used to build the Baptist church in Lambertville.
     Ther buildings roots lie in St James the Less, across the river in Philadelphia. Similar designs can be seen in Catholic churches in Bound Brook and Boonton.




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