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Old South Reformed Church at Schraalenburgh
Bergenfield, Bergen County
Founded in 1723 and built in 1799, two years before its twin in Dumont.
Like that church, this, too, was enlarged later, and the entry wooden
porch added. The church, now affiliated with the Presbyterian Church,
is on the National Register and the HABS website includes measured
drawings as well as photographs from the 1930s.
The basic plan for this church was repeated in
many other Reformed churches; until the Greek Revival became popular in ther
late 1840s, it appears that this was the preferred plan by the Reformed denomination.
See Ellis Derry, Old and Historic Churches of New Jersey. Union City: Wm. Wise
& Co, 1979.