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Community Center (New Berlin Presbyterian Church)

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New Berlin Presbyterian Church
1843. 318 Vine St.
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

The Presbyterians arrived fifty years after the founding of New Berlin and built a Greek Revival brick meetinghouse one block from “church row” on Market Street. A short flight of steps leads up to the white wooden portico carried on four fluted Doric columns beneath an entablature with carved triglyphs and guttae. An octagonal cupola sits on a square platform behind the quaint clapboarded pediment. The massive bracketed door surrounds add an Italianate flourish to the provincial classicism.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Community Center (New Berlin Presbyterian Church)", [New Berlin, 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, 407-407.

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