Scotch Plains Baptist Church

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Scotch Plains Baptist Church
General information
Architectural style Gingerbread Ruskinian Gothic
Town or city Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Country United States
Construction started 1870 (for present church)[1]
Completed c.1740 (for 1st church)[1]
c.1816 (for 2nd church)[1]
1870 (for 3rd and present church)[1]
Demolished 1816 (fire--1st church)[1]
Client Scotch Plains Baptist Church
Technical details
Structural system Masonry brick with Ohio stone dressing[1]

Scotch Plains Baptist Church is a historic Baptist church located at Park Avenue in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. The associated nearby Old Baptist Parsonage is a historic church parsonage, located at 547 Park Avenue, which was built in 1786 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[2]


The present church is located in an American Revolutionary War-era cemetery known as "God’s Little Acre", with Watchung Mountains-quarried brown sandstone grave markers dating back to 1742.[1] The original church dated from the early 18th century. After a fire, it was rebuilt around 1816.[1] The present church was built in 1871 in a Gingerbread Ruskinian Gothic style “made of pressed brick with Ohio stone and white brick trimmings.”[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Bousquet, R; S. Bousquet (1995). Scotch Plains and Fanwood. Images of America. Dover, New Hampshire: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-6318-8. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 

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Coordinates: 40°39′09″N 74°23′59″W / 40.6526°N 74.3998°W / 40.6526; -74.3998