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Columbus, Burlington County
Baptist church is a substantial stucco-over-stone building that follows
no particular architectural style. The shallow-pitched roof is from
the Greek Revival, but the tall narrow windows are a combination
of Gothic and Romanesque. It is a good example of what is often called
vernacular. The congregation was organized in 1830 and services were
held in an old carpenter shop for nine years; in 1839 a small wooden
frame building was put up, and that served until this building was
erected in 1873.