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Bernards [Episcopal] Church
Bernardsville, Somerset County
After the railroads extended to Bernardsville in the 1880s,
merchants and other grandees from New York and Newark built homes in
the area, and upscale churches soon
followed. Although the Episcopal church favored the Gothic mode, this
building might be more appropriately described as Norman, or even Saxon,
for it has little of the light verticality of traditional Gothic Revival.
The congregation was formed about 1882 and this
massive rusticated stone structure was erected in 1897.