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Port Norris Methodist Episcopal Church
Port Norris, Cumberland County
This interesting late 19th century building contains several unusual
elements. The choir window is Palladian in form, but the pilasters
and lintel belong to a different idiom. The interrupted pediments at
the top of the tower, each "supported" by a single bracket, suggests
that the congregation's building committee and a builder, rather than
an architect, was responsible for the design. The free-standing pillars
by each of the doors is a nice touch, but not entirely in keeping with
the rest of the building.