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Mauricetown Methodist Episcopal Church
Mauricetown, Cumberland County

This substantial frame church, erected in 1880, looks to be in exceptional condition. The congregation was organized about 1837.
     By the 1860s or so congregations were putting the main auditorium/sanctuary on the second floor and using the ground floor for Sunday School and other meetings, and this building follows that plan. There is a Gothic "feel" to the church although it is basically a vernacular meetinghouse in its essential style.




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