Thursday, September 17, 2009
Valley Congregational Church - Orange, NJ
This church at 448 Highland Avenue was completed in 1868 and remains relatively unchanged to this day (as the photos demonstrate). Originally called Valley Congregational Church, it was renamed Highland Avenue Congregational Church in 1916 (possibly to distinguish itself from Our Lady of the Valley Church just a few blocks south?), and is today known as the Love of Jesus Family Church.
Coincidentally, I lived for two years in the apartment building to the right of the church at 400 Highland Terrace.
The "now" photograph was taken in August of 2006.