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Presbyterian Church of Mays Landing
Mays Landing, Atlantic County
are relatively few churches in the state with a full Greek Revival
portico, and this is a very
interesting example. It was designed
by an important Philadelphia architect, Thomas Ustick Walter. Philadelphia
one of the
cities to adopt the Greek Revival style
for public buildings, and Watson designed several of them.
are much smaller in diameter, and too far
an authentic Greek Revival plan, and the pediment and cornice are
not as well-proportioned as later churches with a full Greek portico,
such as the Congregational church in Chester,
but this is a fine design nevertheless. The entrance here is actually
on the second floor, and two staircases head off
sides of the porch, a feature unknown elsewhere in the state.