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Saint Mary's Church (new)
Burlington, Burlington County
Saint Mary's Church is cited in many of the books on American architecture
as marking the beginning of a particular phase of the Gothic Revival
in this country. It was designed by Richard Upjohn, who had already
done Trinity Church in New York to considerable acclaim. Upjohn was
commissioned by Bishop Doane in 1846 and the church was completed in
1854. Upjohn had access to measured drawings of Saint John's Shottesbrook,
an English parish church built in the fourteenth century. He made a
number of changes in his design, but the concept of building to specific
English Gothic models became an established one for the Episcopal Church.