First Baptist Church of Beverly
Beverly, Burlington County
founded 1851, built 1857–67
A fine example of a brick Greek Revival church. There are a couple of interesting features here: the Doric columns instead of the more common Ionic, the in antis plan (a recessed entry), and the raised sanctuary, which provided ample space for a Sunday school and other meeting rooms that are not in a basement and so have window-openings above ground. The Baptist church is Mt. Holly is somewhat similar.
Baptist congregations in the state generally preferred to build in neo-classical styles rather than the then-popular Gothic mode.
The congregation was organized in 1851.