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early churches of New Jersey
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is an interesting small chapel, almost square but with
an extension in the front for an entry and to the rear for a chancel.
steeply-pitched hipped roof and small steeple harkens
back to the very earliest churches in the state, which often had
profile over their square or octagonal meeting room. The
style is a combination of Stick and board-and-batten, and the
unusual in that there is a bead on them—an extra stylish
touch. The Stick-style open brackets suggest the open timberwork of Episcopal architecture, but the triple windows on the sides
from the Romanesque. The architect was Joseph Sidman of
New York City, a frequent visitor to Little Silver and friend of one
the members. The original color shades of yellow, with brown
trim, and the interior had blue walls with gold-stenciled
trim above dark red wainscotting.