Historic Christ Church in New Brunswick, N.J. was organized in 1742. Construction began on the church itself in 1743, the building was completed in the 1750s, and the steeple was added in 1773. In the years since then, Christ Church has been the site of many significant events, including a very early reading of the Declaration of Independence and the initial organization of the Epsicopal Church in the United States.
The church's rich history is reflected in its records and in the 250-year-old building itself. The goal of this website is to provide access to some of those records and to present different sights and sounds of the church and its edifice. To that end, you will find here a 3-D model of the church; recordings of the music played during mass; architectural drawings; important documents from the church's history; birth, marriage, and burial records; and the like.
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This site was built during the fall semester of 2004 by students at Rutgers University: Beth Chopin, Huy Chu, Stephen Donweber, Wei Fang, Jennifer Johnson, Seong Lee, Norma Medina-Ortiz, and Yi Zhou. Faculty contact: Michael Lesk. The Church has its own website: see http://www.christchurchnewbrunswick.org.
Most of the documents and images on this site are the property of Christ Church, New Brunswick, N.J.