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Evolution of Religious Architecture in New Jersey

As part of the activities celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the construction of the First Reformed Church of New Brunswick, come Meetup to hear Dr. Frank Greenagel's talk on tradition and change in the religious architecture of New Jersey illustrated with a PowerPoint show of vintage photographs, early drawings and contemporary photographs.  Frank is an active member of our Meetup and a well-respected expert in New Jersey's religious architecture having published several books on the subject.  Frank also developed and maintains which is the online authoritative source on early churches of New Jersey.

18th and early 19th century traditions would have included early Protestant churches in Northern Europe, the Puritan meetinghouse tradition of New England, the Wren-Baroque tradition of the Church of England, and the high-style Catholic Gothic churches in the mid-Atlantic. After the Civil War there are other factors, mainly social and cultural, including the rise of an architectural consciousness in the public and the flourescence of an architectural profession in this country...

Photograph of the First Reformed Church of New Brunswick by Frank Greenagel

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  • Heather Greenagel R.

    Excellent. I thought program very interesting, engaging. Kudos to Frank.

    October 3, 2012

  • Michael M.

    Not specifically at this talk but Frank is brilliant with photographic communication and will have a rich powerpoint. There will be more opportunities at the meetup at the CHAPS conference on Oct 12-14 with a tour offered on Sunday by Preservation New Jersey revolving around the D&R Canal. Check out the schedule at

    September 12, 2012

  • Michael M.

    Lisa - The presentation is scheduled for about 1 hour

    September 7, 2012

  • Lisa

    Hi Michael! Any idea of how long this event might last? Thanks!

    September 3, 2012

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