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East Orange, Essex County
The Arlington Avenue church is an exceptional example of the shingle
style. It was built in 1893 for a congregation organized just a few
years earlier, I believe. The shingle style was a derivative of the
Romanesque, which can be seen in the massed windows, often over-sized
arches, and an attention to the surface texture of the building. George
W. Kramer was the architect.