Day 381

New Lots Reformed Church and Cemetery

January 14th, 2013

"The New Lots Reformed Church, constructed in 1823-24, is a fine example of rural church architecture, and, as a wooden church of this period, is architecturally unique in New York City. Its hand-hewn wooden timbers, notched and jointed and secured by pegs, attest to the fine craftsmanship of the men who built it. It retains its clean, simple Gothic details which recall the early period of its construction and the abiding faith of the church members who built it."

Some of the graves in the cemetery were relocated here from an older burial ground across the street, dating back to the 17th century, that held the remains of Revolutionary War soldiers and slaves, in addition to local residents.

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