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Methodist Episcopal Church
Vincentown, Burlington County
In 1774 the Methodists
organized in this area (a very early congregation) and built this, their second
church, in 1853. This building is essentially identical to several other Greek
Revival style churches erected by Methodist congregations in the 1850s.
The accentuated pediment and heavy
brackets, pilasters, and a Georgian door can be found from Trenton
through Burlington and Salem counties. There are even
good examples in Belvidere (Warren County, 1855) and across the Delaware
Pennsylvania, also 1855.)
There is a hint in the
previous church may still exist, but I was not able to identify it.