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Pierce Memorial Presbyterian Church
Farmingdale, Monmouth County

Until I learn otherwise I will assume that the 1923 “rebuilding” of this church was not entirely new construction but a thorough remodeling and renovation. The style is not inconsistent with a small late-nineteenth century chapel, although the nature of the stucco seems to be of a later date. There are several nice features here—the half-timbering is consistent with the steep pitch of the roof and the entry vestibule, and the triple window above the entry is part of the idiom of later nineteenth-century construction.




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