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St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

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1881. 470 Main St. (NR)
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

This tiny brick chapel has a steep, frontgable roof covered in metal panels above a narrow narthex. Tall and narrow Gothic-arched windows trimmed in stone are evenly spaced between stepped buttresses. The chancel, which appears to be an addition, has a window composed of arches within arches. The rectory and fellowship hall have been converted to commercial use since the church closed in 1972. Surrounded by a spruce grove, St. Stephen's seems somewhat incongruous and hemmed in, as do many cathedrals in larger cities.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel

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