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First Reformed Church of Somerville
Somerville, Somerset County
This is an odd-looking buildingall tower and no church—was
designed by William Appleman Potter, a well-known architect.
It was built in 1896 on the site of previous First Reformed churches,
there were several since the congregation's founding in 1699. In
1983 there were plans to tear down most of the building, which
by the county since 1972. It now serves as the Jury Assembly Room for
the county courthouse.
The previous building looked very much
like the Reformed churches in Bergen county, particularly the First
Reformed of Hackensack.