Like the slightly later St. David's Protestant Episcopal Church in Delaware County ( DE47), this Norriton church followed the model of the single-room Quaker meetinghouse, suggesting that the dominant faith set the architectural tone. Located north of Norristown, it marks the original village on the major through road that linked the region to Philadelphia. This church is of note for its carefully cut stone facade with small voussoirs over the round-arched windows and door. The eighteenth-century houses around it are of the same soft yellowish stone and convey the unity characteristic of the early vernacular. The church was rebuilt in 1903 after a fire. Farther west on Germantown Pike is Evansberg, an English settlement that centered on St. James Episcopal Church, founded in 1700. Its handsome Gothic Revival church is the center of a whitewashed village. Across Germantown Pike is the school that is very like the Norriton church in scale and form.
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Norriton Presbyterian Church
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