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West Presbyterian church
Bridgeton, Cumberland County








In 1868 a Presbyterian congregation engaged Philadelphia architect Samuel Sloane to design this church. The style is clearly within the Gothic Revival tradition, and I suspect there was at one time a tall spire—or at least plans for one, as that is a hallmark of most of Sloane's work in the Gothic manner. Sloane published the design for the church in his American Builders Journal in 1869. The building was not completed, however, until 1877 when James P. Sims got involved as architect.




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