website was created to make available contemporary photographs,
there are too many interesting churches that have disappeared—except
on old albumen prints or in engravings made for pre-1900 books
and magazines. We solicit such images from our readers and will
reproduce at least one every month, along with such historical
information as we can find about these vanished churches.
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Mansfield Presbyterian Church
Washinton, Warren County
The original congregation
was organized in 1822 as the Mansfield Presbyterian church. In 1877,
that name gave way to the First Presbyterian Church of Washington.
fine Romanesque Revival building was put up about 1862, I believe.
The tall steeple was destroyed in a storm in 1919 and never replaced.
The building shows a remarkable similarity to the First baptist church
in Flemington, which was destroyed by fire.