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  early churches of New Jersey

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Alpine Community Church
Alpine, Bergen County

This interesting stone building owes something to Richard Upjohn's designs for Episcopal churches executed 30 years earlier—the simple bellcote, the south entrance, and the use of uncoursed stonewalls. It was designed by J. Cleveland Cady in 1871, and I understand this was his first church project. Cady would go on to design many churches throughout the east coast, including Presbyterian churches in Morristown, Madison and Paterson, as well as the railroad station in Demarest. And the old Metropolitan Opera House and a portion of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.





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