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Cedarville Baptist Church
Cedarville, Cumberland County

The congregation was organized in 1836, a date proclaimed in stanined glass above the entry. The church was built in 1873, a time when pinnacles and exaggerated angles on steeples and gables was popular. Unfortunately clad in aluminum siding, the texture of wooden clapboards or shingles has been lost, and with it, any of the charm of this vernacular design.




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