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These are the churches that have been photographed and are included on the photographic inventory. [partial list--not complete]

Municipality Church Sect Fnd Built Style
Allendale
ME
1876
1876
vernacular
Allendale
Epis
1872
1872
Gothic
Alpine Alpine Community Church Ref
1871
Gothic Revival
Bergenfield Old South Church of Schraalen. . Ref
1723
1799
Wren-Gibbs
Closter First Dutch Reformed Ref
1862
Wren-Gibbs
Closter
Cong
1878
1878
late Victorian
Closter
Luth
1888
Wren-Gibbs
Cresskill
Cong
c1870
meetinghouse
Demarest
Bapt
traditional
Englewood
Pres
1860
1870
Gothic
Englewood
Epis
1865
1899
Gothic
Englewood
Epis
1887
vernacular
Dumont Old North Church of Schraalen. . Ref
1723
1801
Wren-Gibbs
Fort Lee Church of the Madonna Cath
1829
1854
Gothic Revival
Hackensack First Baptist Bapt
c1880
Gothic Revival
Hackensack First Methodist ME
1849
1874
Gothic Revival
Hackensack First Reformed Ref
1686
1781
Wren-Gibbs
Mahwah Ramapo Reformed Ref
c1720
1798
Wren-Gibbs
Norwood Church of the Holy Communion Epis
1878
Gothic Revival
Ridgefield English Neighborhood Reformed Ref
1770
1793
Wren-Gibbs
Ridgewood Old Paramus Reformed Ref
1725
1773
Wren-Gibbs
Saddle River Saddle River Reformed Ref
1784
1819
Wren-Gibbs
Saddle River Zion Evangelical Lutheran Luth
1820
1820
vernacular
Upper Saddle Rv Little Zion Methodist ME
c1880
traditional
Waldwick Waldwick Methodist Episcopal ME
1797
1866
meetinghouse
Wycoff Wycoff Reformed Ref
1808
meetinghouse
Wycoff Wycoff Methodist Episcopal ME
1805
1868
verncular

Some explanations are needed. Churches in boldface are either listed on the National Register or are otherwise of special interest. If the name of the church is in brackets [ ] I am in doubt as to the founding congregation. The Sect is the original religious denomination when the church was built. Fields left blank are those for which I have no solid information.

 

 

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