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St. Paul's Union Church

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1842. PA 4037 and T 798, 1 mile east of Ringtown, 5 miles north of Shenandoah
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

The New England character of the frame construction is obvious, while the plan with its pulpit opposite the south-facing entrance is more like the southern Pennsylvania meetinghouse, suggesting the continuous mixing of vernacular modes that characterized eastern Pennsylvania well into the nineteenth century. The wineglass pulpit recalls the Methodist church ( BR20) in West Burlington and ultimately looks north to New England.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "St. Paul's Union Church", [Ringtown, 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, 451-451.

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