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Christ [Episcopal] Church
East Orange, Essex County




A few 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 has a similar feature, as do several other upscale churches built in the waning decades of the century.
     East Orange, together with Bridgeton and Millville, has a higher proportion of excellent nineteenth century churches than any other substantial city in the state.

 

 

 

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