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St. John's Church
Avon-by-the-Sea, Monmouth County

St. John’s is a small frame Episcopal church built in the 1880s and modified a little later. The entry porch has been partially enclosed and the belfry removed; there were small transepts, but the one on the east has been replaced by the Norman tower. The shingles are consistent in all parts of the building which suggests perhaps they have been changed as well from the original, or that the changes were made very shortly after initial construction. The building has been shut, with no sign of activity on both of my visits, which probably means it is used only a few summer months of the year.




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