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St. Matthew’s Church

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Location: Christianburg, Linden 

Classification: Religious 

Period/ Year Built: 1898 

Historical Background / Description: 

St. Matthew’s Church is considered the oldest church in the town of Linden. It is located on Burnham Drive, Christianburg. The church was opened on November 25, 1898, and was built by the Presbyterians. 

This single-storey, low-suspended colonial building faces the Demerara River. Some architectural features for the building are its high-pitched roofs, bell tower, pointed arched windows with tracery, and rose window.