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Freehold First Presbyterian Church
Freehold, Monmouth County
I probably did not do justice to the nice lines of this Romanesque
Revival church, erected in 1873. It occupies a prominent location,
not far from
the Baptist and Reformed churches. It was organized in 1835, which
would normally be quite late for a Presbyterian congregation in Monmouth,
but the Old Tennent church lies only a couple of miles away, and it
undoubtedly was the favored place until the congregation outgrew it.