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of the Redeemer
Paterson, Passaic County
The Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer is an exceptionally fine building,
now known as the United Presbyterian Church. It was built in the 1890s,
I believe, and was designed by J. Cleveland Cady, who did several other
Presbyterian churches in the state. There are gargoyles on the tower
and carved heads by the two major entrances. Inside there are magnificent
hammerbeams, more commonly found in upscale Episcopal churches. I was
not able to obtain permission to photograph the interior when I visited
the church, but if you can get in for a look it is worth a detour.