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Freehold, Monmouth County
This is the third church erected by the congregation which dates
to 1834. The church was built in 1846 and considerably enlarged and
re-designed in 1869 by Isaac Pursell, a Philadelphia architect. It
looks much like it did in this old photo except that it is now painted
while with dark trim.