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  early churches of New Jersey

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First Baptist Church
West Long Branch, Monmouth County



Baptists organized their first congregation in this area in 1738 and built this interesting church in 1892. It has new aluminum siding so it is difficult to determine how much of the original design remains. It is quite an unusual design, with the massed windows, the round apse at the rear and the "columns" flanking the central tower. I would not be surprised to find that we have a major architect involved in the plan.

 

 

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