website was created to make available contemporary photographs,
there are too many interesting churches that have disappeared—except
on old albumen prints or in engravings made for pre-1900 books
and magazines. We solicit such images from our readers and will
reproduce at least one every month, along with such historical
information as we can find about these vanished churches.
If you would like to see an image
in your possession on this site, we are pleased to receive your
own scans, or you may send us the photograph and we will create
a high resolution scan and return the image to you with a copy
of the scan and out thanks! If you have a number of such vintage
images, we may be able to bring our scanner to your site.
Plainfield Friends (Hicksite) Meetinghouse
Plainfield, Union County
undated postcard, probably taken before 1910 and hand-colored, shows
a gathering of (presumably) members of the Society. The building
was erected in 1788, and except for the color of the shingles and
removal of the side porch, remains today very much as it was almost
one hundred years ago.