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Union Hill Presbyterian Church
Union Hill, Denville Township, Morris County

The L-shape design of this chapel, erected in 1896, was a common one after the middle of the nineteenth century. It is not an unsophisticated building, however; the slight flair to the roof of the tower, as well as the placement of the tower, stairway and entrance show that a seasoned architect-builder was at work.
     The building played an important role in the Union Hill community, serving for a time as both school, church and community center. It is now surrounded by trees and other buildings, but early photos show a considerable prominence, probably visible for miles. The Presbyterian congregation was organized in 1816.




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