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Presbyterian Church

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1894–1895, Wagner and Reitmeyer. 235 S. Main St.

This is the fourth building for a congregation organized in 1793. With a tower soaring 102 feet above the surrounding buildings, the church stands out as Jersey Shore's tallest and most dramatic building. The texture of the random rock-faced sandstone and the outline of the large south cross gable and the hipped-roof rear church hall all contribute to the church's picturesque qualities. The pyramidal-roofed tower is the most dominant element, and more so before the conical-roofed turret that rose above the tower was destroyed by lightning in 1983. The church has an amphitheater plan; the two large stained glass windows were created by Capital City Art Glass and Decoration Company of Columbus, Ohio. Wagner and Reitmeyer formed a partnership in 1893; it dissolved in 1898, a year before Wagner's death. Reitmeyer practiced on his own until about 1911, after which he served in Williamsport city government for the next twenty years.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Presbyterian Church", [Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 578-578.

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