No. 59  May 2006
The authoritative source on
early churches in New Jersey

About this site
We've created a database and photographic inventory on more than half the 18th & 19th century churches in the state and add to it each month. We welcome and solicit all contributions and suggestions from our visitors.

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List of churches, by county

Photographic notes
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Vintage photographs

Although the 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 our thanks!

Trinity Episcopal Church
Vincentown, Gloucester County

Trinity was organized in 1867 and this small but fascinating church was erected in 1872. The construction is board-and-batten and there is a semi=-round apse at the rear—highly unusual on a small church. If you notice the "break" in the roofline, that is a suggestion of aisles—an important aspect of the Gothic Revival style adopted by the Episcopal church in this state after 1846.
I read that the building was damaged in the flood of 2005, but that efforts were made immediately to restore the church. Anyone with information about the situation might contact me so I can update my information. This view was probably taken in the 1940s.




Copyright © 2006 Frank L. Greenagel