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.
months ago I noted that this postcard showed the now demolished Methodist
church in Phillipsburg. But it was not demolished, I have recently
learned. The top half was removed and a new white
brick veneer has effectively disguised it. The windows are
boarded up and there is a small sign in the door, saying, "This
building is NOT available for sale, lease or rent."
The original has elements of Greek
Revival but mainly shows a
are several Methodist churches in south Jersey that are similar,
as well as a Methodist church across the river in Easton and another
a few miles north in Belvidere, all built within a few years of this.