First Reformed Church, New Brunswick, New Jersey

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First Reformed Church
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First Reformed Church, New Brunswick, New Jersey is located in Middlesex County, New Jersey
First Reformed Church, New Brunswick, New Jersey
First Reformed Church, New Brunswick, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
First Reformed Church, New Brunswick, New Jersey
First Reformed Church, New Brunswick, New Jersey is located in the US
First Reformed Church, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Location 160 Neilson St., New Brunswick, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°29′42″N 74°26′32.4″W / 40.49500°N 74.442333°W / 40.49500; -74.442333Coordinates: 40°29′42″N 74°26′32.4″W / 40.49500°N 74.442333°W / 40.49500; -74.442333
Area 1.1 acres (0.45 ha)
Built 1812
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Italianate, Georgian, Federal
Website http://firstreformedchurch.net/
NRHP Reference # 88001703[1]
Added to NRHP September 27, 1988

The First Reformed Church, historically known as the Dutch Reformed Church, is located in New Brunswick, New Jersey on 160 Neilson Street. It is adjacent to the First Reformed Churchyard. The education building is located next to the sanctuary building with the street address being 9 Bayard Street.

History[edit]

The congregation was formed in 1717.[2][3] The church building was constructed in 1812.[4] In 1971 the church was set on fire.[5]

Notable burials[edit]

Gallery[edit]

The church in 1910. 
The church in March 1960. 
The church interior, March 1960. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Church of the Three Mile Run". Retrieved 2011-07-05. ... But, dissention grew and by 1717, an agreement was reached whereby the Three Mile Run and New Brunswick Churches would operate as one, and the Six and Ten Mile Run Churches would do the same. 
  3. ^ "First Reformed Church of New Brunswick". First Reformed Church of New Brunswick. Retrieved 2011-07-05. The Reformed Dutch Church of New Brunswick was organized in 1717, when Dutch folks at the River and Lawrence Brook built a church. It was a wooden building, fronting the River and occupying the corner lot at Burnet and Schureman Streets, and like most of the early Dutch churches, its breadth was greater than its depth. The total number of pews was 50, and the church could seat 300 worshippers. It was not completed for several years but remained in service upwards of 50 years. 
  4. ^ "First Reformed Church". New Jersey Churchscape. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  5. ^ "'Suspicious' Fire Damages Church in New Brunswick". New York Times. May 30, 1971. Retrieved 2011-05-20. A 159-year-old church here was heavily damaged today by a blaze that a Fire Department official termed 'suspicious.' ... 

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