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.
Pitman Grove Auditorium
Pitman Grove, Gloucester County
Grove camp was organized in 1871 in the manner of other Methodist
camps — a central auditorium surrounded by tents and cottages
tightly packed. In Pitman, the auditorium, built in 1871, is the
hub of a camp with about 160 cottages arranged in a radial plan.
The auditorium is really a pavilon — the latice work sections
can be removed when the auditorium is in use.
photo was taken somtime in the 1930s and is from the Historic American Buildings