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Christ [Episcopal] Church
Woodbury, Gloucester County

Built in 1856, this Episcopal church is clearly modeled on St James the Less church (1846-7) in Philadelphia. The steep-pitched roof, the bellcote rather than a traditional belfry, the articulated entrance and the narrow Gothic windows are all elements that will be repeated in numerous Episcopal churches throughout the state. Episcopal churches in Camden, Trenton and Woodbridge, all similar, were built within a few years of Christ Church.




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