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Presbyterian Church of the Mountain

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1854, with later additions. Main St. at Church Ln.

The modest brick church with Gothic windows was built immediately after rail service was established. The wavy scroll cornice suggests an awareness of Andrew Jackson Downing's contemporary styling; the picturesque entrance tower and belfry were added a generation later. In addition to holding services, it is now a way station for those hiking the Appalachian Trail. Nearby is the brick Laurel Hill School (before 1875) with its crowning belfry. It occupies land given by the village founder, Antoine Dutot, for educational purposes. Its four rooms served by a side stair and corridor are now used as a museum of Delaware Water Gap. Across Main Street is a similar brick Methodist chapel (c. 1870).

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Author: 
George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "Presbyterian Church of the Mountain", [Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-MN5.

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, 518-519.

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