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  early churches of New Jersey

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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.

National Register, of course.




Copyright (c) 2001 Frank L. Greenagel