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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
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.