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Hackensack First Reformed Church
Hackensack, Bergen County
The congregation was founded in 1686 and this stone church, the second
on the site, was erected in 1781. It more-or-less sets the basic plan
for most of
the other early Reformed churches in Bergen County and elsewhere in
the state. It was renovated in 1847 and "rebuilt" in 1869. The burial
ground to the rear is fascinating as well.
Note especially, the Gothic arch fanlight over
the three doors, and the fenetration of the tower: door-window-oculus-window—a
pattern you will find repeated in many other Reformed churches in the state.
Register, of course.