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Central Baptist Church
Millville, Cumberland County
Millville's Central Baptist church sits in the middle of a row of late
19th century churches, one block off the main business street in the
city. The congregation was organized in 1842 and this church was erected
in 1897, the last of the four to be built. The square tower with the
quoins surrounding the windows and the tower's edges, and the little
railing around the belfry are elements borrowed from the neo-classical
Wren-Gibbs churches, but the asymmetry of the overall plan is clearly
from a later Victorian mode.
sits down the street from the Trinity
Methodist church, which can be seen in the background, and adjacent to
church, built six years earlier.