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Bivalve African Methodist Episcopal Church
Bivalve, Commercial Township, Cumberland County



The L-shaped plan, the modest tower, and the small triangular pediments over the windows suggests that this was once a Methodist church, but a recent correspondent identified it as an AME church. A different correspondent disagreed. I was told there are occasional meetings in the summer, but I have no other information. It's in its last decade, judging by appearances. It might have been built anytime between 1870 and 1900, in my opinion.

 

 

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