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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
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.