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    Mary E. Wilson Memorial Union Church
    Watchung, Somerset County


     Rustic stone masonry is the dominant characteristic of this small chapel rather
     than an architectural style, although it leans to elements of the Episcopal Gothic
     in my judgment, particularly in the door and window treatments. Its full name
     is the Mary E. Wilson Memorial Union Chapel, and it was built by members of
     the Washington Valley Sunday School Association in 1889. If you’re an occasional
     visitor to the Watchung traffic circle, you surely can’t fail to notice how this
     church dominates the northeast approach to that location.





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