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Methodist Episcopal Church
Swartswood, Sussex County
wooden frame building is now the municipal offices for Stillwater
Township, but it was originally built as the Methodist Episcopal
church in 1856, ten years after organization of the congregation.
would have to call the style "vernacular," for it includes Gothic arch
a Greek Revival pediment, an oculus that might
be found on a Georgian building, and a late Victorian belfry. The
contractor obviously borrowed features that he found interesting, regardless
of whether they worked together. Good
for him; I love these old buildings with personality!