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Church of the Good Shepherd
Hamburg, Sussex County
the Boro of Hamburg on the Hamburg
Turnpike sits this former chapel which has been converted to a residence; based
on the architectureal elements (buttresses, transept, chancel and lancet (narrow
Gothic arch windows), the perceptive viewer will recognize it as Episcopal, who
considered the architectural plan a central part of Anglican liturgy.
Snell says the cornerstone of the church was laid in 1872 and the building completed
by 1874. The probable reason for the hiatus was the financial Panic of 1873,
which affected the region and the entire country for several years, although
both Snell and Wood say the reason was a decision after the cornerstone had been
rather than a wood. The Presbyterian church was building a stone church and the
inference is that the Anglicans could not be seen to use inferior material.
See Marion E. Wood, All About Hamburg: A History of Hamburg,
New Jersey. McAfee, New Jersey: Country Cousin, 1999.