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Jacobstown Methodist Episcopal Church
Jacobstown, Burlington County


This classic early wood-frame Methodist church was built in 1846, but renovated later, probably sometime in the 1880s or so. The style is a simple Gothic Revival church that can be found, with many variations of fenestration and towers, all over the country, but particularly in the south. The plan is very likely based on a design issued by the Methodist Board of Church Extension, which issued low-cost plans designed by Philadelphia architect Benjamin Price. It retains its original wood siding, instead of being clad in aluminum, as is far too common. A fine building, well worth preservation.
     The building now houses the Rose of Sharon Evangelical Lutheran Church.



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