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East Orange, Essex County
times a year I make a note to return to a church and photograph the interior,
and this image reminds me (or reproaches me) that I must do so. There was some
activity going on that morning so I could not shoot it when I visited.
The congregation was organized in1868 and this
excellent building erected in 1891, an example of the high style that the congregation
aimed to project in this city of many fine churches. The port cochére on
the right of the building was a "statement," as Grace
Episcopal church, built 40 years earlier a short distance away in Orange
similar feature, as do several other upscale churches built in the waning decades
Orange, together with
Bridgeton and Millville, has
proportion of excellent nineteenth century churches than any other substantial
city in the state.