Saturday, July 22, 2017

Photo of the Day: First Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood NJ

I saw this very distinctive-looking church while driving on East Ridgewood Avenue in the Bergen County, NJ community of Ridgewood last weekend, and stopped to take this shot. Though members of this church had been worshipping in town since 1823 and a prior building had existed elsewhere on Ridgewood Avenue since 1858, this particular site was bought in 1919 and a sanctuary built there eight years later.

The design of the First Presbyterian Church is Norman Gothic, floored with stone. Its materials come from a variety of sources: interior bricks from Holland, stained glass windows from England, and a slate roof from Pennsylvania.

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