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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 or Wills, all leading Gothic Revival candidates. (For stylistic reasons, my bet is on Upjohn.) The original church was built in 1830, but I was 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.




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