This is the Scotch Plains Baptist Church [website], built in 1870. Baptists have laid claim to this plot for way longer than that, though; it’s surrounded by a Revolutionary-War era cemetery, known as God’s Little Acre, with markers as old as 1742. (The headstones are mostly made of brown sandstone quarried from the local Watchung Mountains.)
The Baptists had to rebuild twice; the first time, around 1816, the church was burned to the ground (during which time, they used what is now sort-of the YMCA), and the second time… I have no idea, but I’m guessing it was the same thing.
For architecture geeks, the original structure is “made of pressed brick with Ohio stone and white brick trimmings.”
But what do I know? It’s pretty, that’s what I know.
…I’d really love to redesign their website for them, though.
Bousquet, R. and Bousquet, S. (1995). Images of America: Scotch Plains and Fanwood. Arcadia Publishing: Dover, NH. ISBN 0738563188.