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St. John's United Church of Christ (Reformed Church)
Philadelphian Bolton, whose career spanned from upstate New York to Virginia, and as far west as Tulsa, Oklahoma, made the transition from late Victorian to the more accurate replications of English late medieval styles in the manner of Cram, Goodhue and Ferguson. The presence of buildings such as this, a workman-like English Gothic scheme in local blue marble, marks the end of regional identity and the shift to a national architectural culture carried by national journals and church organizations. The unconventional meeting of New England wood building and German design is evident in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, called the “Old Red Church,” located at the intersection of PA 61 and PA 443. Built in 1883, it is a frame and clapboard version of the upright German church, rendered more vertical and spiky than usual.
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