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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 formally organized.
     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), which prescribed proper dimensions and proportions. The architect/builder was Richard Brown.

It is listed on the National Register.




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