Statement of Significance (as of designation - August 7, 2001):
The Dutch Reformed Church is nationally significant as an outstanding, largely intact Greek Revival style church designed by Alexander Jackson Davis, one of the style's foremost practitioners. Begun in 1835 and completed in 1837, it is the last extant Greek Revival style church directly attributable to Davis that retains design integrity consistent with the architect's original intentions. The building is distinguished by an exceptionally bold and skillfully designed composition, featuring a monumental pedimented Ionic portico and dramatically scaled entrance. The church is a potent reminder of the early part of Davis career, a time when his gifted hand contributed significantly to the emergence of the Greek Revival style in the United States. It is no longer used as a church.