early churches of New Jersey
We've created a database and photographic inventory on more than half
the 18th & 19th century churches in the state and add to it each month.
We welcome and solicit contributions and suggestions from our visitors.
We use the term churchscape to encompass not only the scale, design,
materials and setting, but the denomination of the original church and
their successors; it includes the architectural, cultural and religious
traditions associated with the church and the region.
A fine photograph of a church can stand on its own, but a photographic
inventory of the churchscape would be impossible without captions.
to use this site
List of churches, by county
Links to related sites
would you like to do?
obvious security reasons, we ask that you e-mail us your information,
announcements and comments. We'll review them and,
if appropriate, post your comment or add the information to the database. It
sometimes takes a month before the information or correction will appear,
as we do not always update the site more than once a month.
If you wish to upload a vintage photograph, we
ask that you minimize the file size and
optimize for the web—people send 1 and 2 MB TIF files, which quickly use up all
the storage space my email provider allows. A 4x5 inch image at a resolution
of 300 ppi is quite adequate.
ability of your photo-editing capability, please send an e-mail describing
the subject of the photo, the file type (jpg, gif, tif ) and the file size.
We'll get back with instructions.
Individuals downloading materials will not have
to register; we do not capture names or e-mail addresses in any manner.
You may want to review our policy
regarding privacy, copyright and other matters before proceeding. We
try to be as permissive as possible, but we also wish to stay within
the boundaries of the law and good taste.
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