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Grace Episcopal Church
Plainfield, Union County
Grace Church was organized in 1853 and services were originally held
in the local schoolhouse, then in a board-and-batten church built in
Within five years that church proved to be too small, but it took until
1890 when this stone church was completed at Sycamore and Sixth; the
cornerstone had been laid almost 15 years earlier in 1876.
The building features an extended chancel—much
longer than usual—and a very truncated transept, owning no doubt
to the narrowness
of the lot. This is a nice piece of work, but I do not know the name of the architect.