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there are too many interesting churches that have disappeared—except
on old albumen prints or in engravings made for pre-1900 books
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information as we can find about these vanished churches.
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Vincentown, Gloucester County
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.
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.