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  early churches of New Jersey

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First Reformed Church of Somerville
Somerville, Somerset County



This is an odd-looking building—all 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, of which there were several since the congregation's founding in 1699. In 1983 there were plans to tear down most of the building, which has been owned 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.

 

 

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