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Long Memorial Chapel/First Presbyterian Church
Dayton, Middlesex County


In the last several decades of the nineteenth century it became popular among upscale Protestant churches to erect an adjacent chapel. Whether there was a pressing need for that kind of space I cannot say, but there was an obvious supply of donors willing to have their names memorialized for a suitable donation. This chapel is a bit uncov]nventional—the pediment is Greek Revival but the main window and the off-center entrance are not. This building still has its original wooden clapboards.




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