Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

First Presbyterian Church of Springfield

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Historic Site Management Grant
Grant Award: $47,265 (2012)
Grant Recipient: First Presbyterian Church of Springfield
County: Union
Municipality: Springfield

Both the site and the congregation are associated with the Revolutionary War and the Battle of Springfield. The Federal style church dates to 1791. In 1856, a Gothic Revival style chapel was constructed to the rear of the church, and originally used as a lecture room. In 1899, a kitchen was incorporated into the lecture room and by 1937 the lecture room was enlarged and converted into the present-day chapel. Structural work, focused particularly on the church steeple was undertaken in the mid-1980s.

The Trust grant will help fund the preparation of a preservation plan and construction documents to resolve several urgent structural issues with the roof trusses and basement piers.

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