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Trinity Church
Princeton, Mercer County

Founded in 1833 and built in 1868. The architect was Richard M. Upjohn, son of Richard Upjohn, who, as much as anyone, popularized the Gothic Revival in this country, and the interior, especially the crossing, is strongly reminiscent of the father's St. Mary's church in Burlington. This Episcopal building employs both Gothic and Romanesque Revival elements, which was characteristic of the younger Upjohn's work.
      There is an even older stone chapel or Sunday School to the east of the church. The church replaced an impressive Greek Revival building on the site. Ralph Cram, another important American architect, was engaged in the major renovation in 1914-15.




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