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Groveville Methodist Episcopal Church
Groveville, Hamilton Township, Mercer County

This trim frame church was probably based on a Methodist planbook, for it resembles in many respects plans issued by the Methodist church in the 1870s and 1880s. Benjamin Price of Philadelphia claimed to have designed more than 6,000 churches, mostly Methodist, between 1876 and 1906.
      The congregation was founded in 1837 and this building was erected fifty years later, in 1887. The "tracery" in the main window is similar to that on Methodist churches in Changewater (Hunterdon) and Port Colden (Warren), and many other churches of that period throughout the country.




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