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  early churches of New Jersey

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West Creek Methodist Episcopal Church
West Creek, Ocean County

This is an interesting building in that its decorative elements borrow from several traditions. It is a Wren-Gibbs plan with Gothic and Romanesque details. It sits a block or two off Route 9 (at Thomas Avenue and Church Street), so the casual traveler is not likely to encounter it. The congregation was organized very early—in 1778, and the church was erected in 1868.





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