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St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
Washington, Warren County

St Joseph's was organized in 1871, probably by the Catholic church in Phillipsburg, which had been organized about 10 years earlier. This building was erected on Belvidere Avenue the following year.
     It is a rather interesting building: the four rectangular windows in the gable over the front entrance are unusual, and there is a clerestory—a row of windows along the nave above the aisles—quite uncommon except in the grander churches. The architect was Patrick Keeley, who did many other churches in the state and was the most important Catholic architect on the eastern seaboard for several decades.
     It now houses Catholic Charities, while its successor church sits a few blocks away.




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