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Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross
North Plainfield, Somerset County

The fine example of the board-and-batten style was built in 1868 at Mercer and Washington streets in North Plainfield. The steeply pitched roof, false buttresses, aisles and entrance vestible are typical of Episcopal churches of this vintage and give evidence of the lingering influence of the ecclesiology movement on the Gothic Revival manner of Episcopal church architecture.












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