The St. Rose of Lima Parish was established in Springfield, NJ in 1852. They all moved to Short Hills, a subset of Millburn, when this church was built in 1909-1912. But back in those days, it was a brick Romanesque church.
Only in 1955 did they renovate it to its current colonial look.
And it’s been that way ever since, I guess.
Modern information about the church can be found on their website [link].
…and if you’re curious about the namesake, apparently St. Rose of Lima was the first Catholic saint of the Americas (as she was born in Lima, Peru). I had this vision of lima beans running through my head, but no, apparently not.
Lampe, O.W. (1999, 2000). Images of America: Millburn. Arcadia Publishing: Charleston, SC. ISBN 0738504130.
St. Rose of Lima, Short Hills. (2008-2011). “History.” http://www.stroseshorthills.org/History.html.