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Saint Mark's Church
West Orange, Essex County
Although the church was essentially rebuilt in 1850, architectural
historians are uncertain whether the architect was Upjohn, Notman
Wills, all leading Gothic Revival candidates. (For stylistic reasons,
my bet is on Upjohn.) The original church was built in 1830, but I
told by an architectural historian who worked on the building, that
almost no traces of the original structure remain. It's a fine building
and deserves to be better known and recognized.