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Zion Methodist Episcopal Church
Porchtown, Gloucester County



Porchtown is the site of this fine 1834 wood-frame building, the Zion Methodist Episcopal church. I suspect there has been something of a facelift after the building was erected, as the brackets in the pediment belong to a slightly later era.
    Subsequent to writing the above paragraph I found the church is listed in the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS). The congregation was organized in 1807 and the church was "rebuilt" in 1860. It is listed as being in the "Malaga vicinity" rather than Porchtown.

 

 

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