Real and ideal Bloomfield: the briefly-told story of church-town, township and incorporated town of to-day

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Press of Groebe-McGovern, Newark, N. J., 1902 - Literary Collections - 63 pages
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Page 25 - Fifty years ago, on November 25th, 1851, a spiritual tree was planted in the town of Bloomfield. That tree was called the First Baptist Church. Since that time, during sunshine and shadow, in winter's cold and summer's heat, in times of adversity or prosperity, it has continued to grow; having enjoyed to an eminent degree the blessing of God and the faithful cultivation of His servants.
Page 17 - April 3d, 1873, permitting the township committee to map out existing streets, to open new ones, to establish grades, to curb, gutter and pave streets upon petition, and to issue improvement bonds.
Page 43 - For nearly ten years its ideal, as stated in its adopted constitution, "the improvement in mental culture of its members and the cultivation of a literary taste in our village
Page 17 - Sidewalks, however, were flagged in all parts of the township, upon petition, and some of the streets were macadamized, the expense met by a general road appropriation.
Page 31 - The congregation was organized eleven years earlier, and held services during all of that time in the lectuie room of the First Presbyterian Church. The first pastor was Rev. Christian Wisner, from 1864 until 1867.

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