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Pearl Street Baptist chapel
Bridgeton, Cumberland County








This red brick chapel was built the same year (1867) as the adjacent church. There are significant similarities in the decorative elements of the two buildings, as one would expect. Apparently Philadelphia architect Frank Furness was involved in the design of this building, but there is no similar note of his involvement in the church itself, which I find a bit curious. The elaborate brackets are typical of the period--usually called Italianate. The window molds are another typical feature.




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