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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.

 

 

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