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Blawenburg Reformed Church
Blawenburg, Montgomery Township, Somerset County
This traditional Federal-style meetinghouse is very similar
to the Springfield Presbyterian
Church, built about 30 years earlier, and the
Reformed church in Millstone, erected
four years earlier. It was built in 1832, two years after the congregation was
The symmetry of the front, the fanlights over the
door, the neoclassical door surrounds, the oculus and quarter-segmental fans,
and the cupola are typical
of the style we call Federal or Georgian. The details of the door surrounds were
undoubtedly taken from one of the architectural plan books of the period (perhaps
Pain, which was the source for some of the details on the Springfield building),
was Richard Brown.
It is listed on the National Register.