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Saint James Lutheran Church
Phillipsburg, Warren County


Founded about 1760, the church has long been known as the "Straw Church," presumably because of the roofing materials used on the original log building. This red brick structure was put up in 1834, and is one of the few brick churches built before the Civil War in the west central part of the state. The cupola was added in 1960.




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