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Grace Church
Madison, Morris County

The architect for the original portion (1855) of this fine stone Gothic building was Joseph C. Wells of NY, one approved by the Episcopal Bishop for his ability to design in an authentic Gothic Revival manner, which is to say, in the style of small English parish church such as were erected in the fourteenth century. Wells is notable for his design of a picturesque Gothic Revival cottage, Roseland, in Woodstock, Connecticut, which owes much to Downing and Davis. Here he worked within a more limited budget, I would say.
      The substantial later additions (basically the front of the building) are blended so skillfully it is difficult to tell what is original and what is later.




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