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Central Methodist Episcopal chapel
Bridgeton, Cumberland County








This red brick chapel was built in 1866, about 30 years before the adjacent stone church (a small portion of which may be seen in the photo). The congregation was organized in 1842. It has some Gothic elements—the steeply-pitched roofline, the Gothic-arch windows, and the attempt at buttresses on the corners—but we should hesitate before calling it a Gothic building. The false arcade of the cornice is Romanesque in style and the general symmetrical nature is of an earlier period.




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