Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Saint Peter the Apostle Church

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Capital Preservation Grant, Level II
Grant Award: $500,000 (2004); $750,000 (2010)
Grant Recipient: St Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church
County: Middlesex
Municipality: New Brunswick

St. Peter The Apostle Church in New Brunswick was designed in 1856 by Patrick Keeley, prolific architect of Roman Catholic Churches and known for his design of Albany Cathedral and St. Joseph’s Church in Rhode Island. This grand, Gothic-revival, brownstone church, convent (ca.1870), and Greek-revival rectory, face the historic lawn of Rutgers University and Old Queens. The church provides for numerous community programs and outreach.

The current grant will help fund exterior restoration work on the church and on the facade of the rectory. The 2004 grant helped fund analysis and restoration of the church and convent including structural stabilization, masonry repointing, new slate roofs, and restoration of exterior wood trim.

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