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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.