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Bound Brook in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Presbyterian Church at Bound Brook

1896 - 2013

 
 
The Presbyterian Church at Bound Brook Marker image. Click for full size.
By Hannah Kerwin, October 27, 2013
1. The Presbyterian Church at Bound Brook Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1688 and the oldest congregation in Somerset County, this fifth sanctuary was designed by Oscar S. Teale in 1896 and dedicated in 1898. Unique features of this medieval revival style building include a semi-circular floor plan, innovative heavy timber trusses trimmed in chestnut and stained glass window by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

This beautiful church was among the first buildings in Bound Brook to utilize electric lighting and telephone service.

This significant work of architecture was placed on the New Jersey state and national registers of historic places in 2007.

Funding for the exterior restoration and preservation of this historic building has been made possible in part, by the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust, administered by the New Jersey Historic Trust / State of New Jersey.
 
Erected 2013 by The Presbyterian Church at Bound Brook.
 
Location. 40° 34.001′ N, 74° 31.841′ W. Marker is in Bound Brook, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of East Union Avenue and Mountain Avenue on East Union Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bound Brook NJ 08805, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this

View from East Union Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Hannah Kerwin, August 18, 2014
2. View from East Union Avenue
marker. The Council Oak (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bound Brook Library World War I Memorial (approx. mile away); The Frelinghuysen Tavern (approx. 0.4 miles away); Van Horn Plaza (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bound Brook World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Boundbrook (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Bound Brook (approx. half a mile away); Old Stone Bridge (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bound Brook.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Rededication of the Church's Historically Preserved Roof image. Click for full size.
By Hannah Kerwin, October 27, 2013
3. Rededication of the Church's Historically Preserved Roof
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2014, by Somerset County Library Staff of Bridgewater, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2014, by Somerset County Library Staff of Bridgewater, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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