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St. James' [Episcopal] Chapel
Cape May, Cape May County


Also known as the Church of the Ascension, this building, erected in 1865, is a curious mixture of styles. The window surrounds and oculus are in the Gothic tradition, but out-of-keeping (to my eye) with the vertical emphasis of the board-and-batten siding. The vestibule entrace is most unusual for an Episcopal church.




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