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
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own scans, or you may send us the photograph and we will create
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of the scan and our thanks!
Elizabeth's Roman Catholic Church
Avon-by-the-Sea, Monmouth County
This church has been replaced by a later version at the same location.
It is a traditional form, much like St. Joseph's in Bound Brook
although a bit smaller. Jeremiah O'Rourke designed that building
so he may have had a hand in this. My thanks to James Tanis of
Audobon, PA for this and many other old postcards. We had a delightful
time talking about Phillipsburg and the early Presbyterian churches