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  early churches of New Jersey

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Trinity Episcopal Church


Cranford, Union County
North Avenue & Forest Street
founded 1872, built 1875

TrinityA relatively recent renovation has restore the church to something close to its original condition. There had been a squarish tower with a crenellated battlement and a matching entry vestibule; the tower now is a close approximation to the original. The siding is board-and-batten—traditional for smaller Episcopal churches of the period. The bargeboards are from the Carpenter Gothic idiom and are nicely done.