Belleville Dutch Reformed Church
Reformed Dutch Church of Second River
The Church in 2013
|Location||171 Main Street Belleville, New Jersey|
|Area||0.8 acres (0.32 ha)|
|Architect||William H. Kirk|
|Architectural style||Gothic Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||78001756|
|Added to NRHP||December 21, 1978|
|Designated NJRHP||July 12, 1978|
The Belleville Dutch Reformed Church, listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Reformed Dutch Church of Second River, also known as was founded in 1697 as a Dutch Reformed Church, located in present-day Belleville, Essex County, New Jersey, United States. The church is named after the Second River, which is a tributary of the Passaic River. The church was rebuilt in 1725 and again in 1807. The church steeple was used as an observation post during the American Revolution. Over 62 Revolutionary soldiers are buried in the adjacent graveyard. The current church building was built in 1853.
Media related to Belleville Dutch Reformed Church at Wikimedia Commons
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Essex County". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
- A Church with a History. New York Times, August 11, 1895. Accessed December 30, 2008.
- Bill Pascrell, Jr. 300th Anniversary of the Belleville Reformed Church. Congressional Record 105th Congress (1997-1998), page E419. March 10, 1997. Accessed December 30, 2008.
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