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St. Mary the Virgin Church
Keyport, Monmouth County

St. Mary's is a traditional Episcopal design for a small church—lancet windows, steeply-pitched roof, false buttresses along the sides, an entrance vestibule, and an articulated chancel. The entrance, of some kind of faux stone, appears to have been added later, although its design is consistent with the plan of the church, so it may also be original. Someone was convinced that the window treatment was a stylish one for it can be seen on three other county churches, all Catholic, erected within a year or two of this. The congregation originally met in the old Baptist church which burned in “the great fire of 1877.”








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