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Berean Baptist Church
Stockton, Hunterdon County

The church was founded by a number of members of the Sandy Ridge Baptist church who felt a need to have a house of worship in Stockton. The building was started in 1859 and dedicated in 1861. It was built of stone and plastered to look like granite. The metal-clad steeple is a later modification; the original one was taller (108 feet) and more ornate. The architect was a Mr. Graham of Trenton, and Joseph Butterfoss of Stockton was the master builder. It was sold to a Methodist congregation in the last few years and is now the Wesley Chapel.




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