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the village of Marlboro had grown considerably and the residents
affiliated with the Dutch Reformed church were desirous of
having a lecture-room or chapel closer to home. For more than one
hundred years the region had been dominated by the Old Brick Church
at Marlborough in Bradevelt, a couple of miles away. A lot was
purchased in 1869 and that year this chapel, measuring 26’ x 40’ was
erected at a cost of $2,725. The L-shaped plan was a common
design for smaller Methodist and Baptist congregations,
but in this case I suspect the ell was a later addition.
There are presently two entrances, but the normal place
for the main entry in an L-shaped plan would have been only through