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First Baptist Church
Elizabeth, Union County
The First Baptist church was organized in 1843, which is somewhat late;
many of New Jersey's earliest settlements had Baptist churches a hundred
years earlier. The fine Romanesque Revival building at Union Avenue
and and Prince street was erected in 1868-1870 at a cost of about $64,000.
The building originally had a Second Empire style
domed roof on the main tower, and a tiered pinnacle on the smaller tower on the
right, but in other respects the church is larged unchanged since it was built.