Manayunk is dominated by two great spired churches, the larger at the south end of the worker village by New York architect of Catholic churches Patrick Keely. It is a gigantic pile overlaid with Gothic detail that looms over the mills and row houses of the industrial village and contests with the mill owners’ deep brownstone, A. W. N. Pugin–inspired Episcopal church of St. Stephen's. Designed by Emlen T. Littell in 1881, it stands on Terrace Street near Hermit Street. Alterations by Robeson Perot in 1899 and a vestry by Amos W. Barnes in 1899 mark the shift from elite to industrial architects.
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St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church
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