Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Bethany Chapel (First Presbyterian Church of Hamburg)

New Jersey Historic Preservation Bond Program
Grant Award: $12,500 (1992)
Grant Recipient: The First Presbyterian Church of Hamburg
County: Sussex
Municipality: Hamburg

The First Presbyterian Church of Hamburg has been in continuous use by the community for over 120 years and is one of the few examples of a cruciform Gothic Revival church in Sussex County. The founding pastor, Allanson A. Haines, was the son of two-time New Jersey Governor Daniel Haines.

The Trust grant funded the stabilization of the roof in order to prevent water infiltration and structural failure. Water damaged rafters were repaired, and corroded metal valley flashing was replaced.

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