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St. 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.




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