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Allen African Methodist Episcopal Church
Cape May, Cape May County


I was struck initially by the utter simplicity of this church when I first came across it; on looking again I see more sophistication in the design. The long rectangular windows echo the proportions of the tower and the triangular window over the door and the oculus set midway up the tower shows a good sense at work, in spite of the modest budget the builders had to work with. The church was erected about 1870, I believe.




Copyright (c) 2002 Frank L. Greenagel