The authoritative source on
  early churches of New Jersey

About this site
We've created a database and photographic inventory on more than half the 18th & 19th century churches in the state and add to it each month. We welcome and solicit all contributions and suggestions from our visitors.

How to use this site
Respond to readers' queries
Consult the database
Annotate the database
Upload a photo
Suggest a church for inclusion

Glossary
List of churches, by county

Photographic notes
Links to related sites

   Photographic Inventory

Grace Episcopal Church
Plainfield, Union County



Grace Church was organized in 1853 and services were originally held in the local schoolhouse, then in a board-and-batten church built in 1870. Within five years that church proved to be too small, but it took until 1890 when this stone church was completed at Sycamore and Sixth; the cornerstone had been laid almost 15 years earlier in 1876.
     The building features an extended chancel—much longer than usual—and a very truncated transept, owning no doubt to the narrowness of the lot. This is a nice piece of work, but I do not know the name of the architect.

 

 

 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS  |  ABOUT US  |  HOME  

Copyright (c) 2001 Frank L. Greenagel