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Marlton Baptist church
Marlton, Burlington County

    

This interesting and well-maintained church was built in 1839, but the tower was added later (once source says 1848, but that seems to me a little too early; I suspect 1860 would be closer)  in a style that is weighted towards the Italianate. The shallow pitch to the roof of the tower, heavy brackets, and the nature of the windows are the telltale signs. Stained glass windows were added in the 1890s.
      It has been home to a nondenominational congregation for the last decade or so. According to a former member, "the ceiling on the inside is a treasure, with designs in wood representing the Trinity, the 12 disciples and the spreading of the gospel to the world."
     My thanks to the son of a former minister for some of the information here.

 

 

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