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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.




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