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  early churches of New Jersey

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Hamilton Avenue Methodist Episcopal church
Trenton, Mercer County

The congregation was founded in 1872 in the Chambersburg section of Trenton and this substantial stone building was erected in 1893, replacing their first church. The round-arched windows and door surrounds and the rusticated stone mark this as a Romanesque Revival building, a style which was still quite popular at the time. Note the carving in the arch and on the capitols. Romanesque style also called for variegated stone to produce a polychrome effect. This modest-sized church is a fine example of the Romanesque Revival. I have no information about the architect.




Copyright (c) 2001 Frank L. Greenagel