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Community Center (New Berlin Presbyterian Church)

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New Berlin Presbyterian Church
1843. 318 Vine St.

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.

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George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "Community Center (New Berlin Presbyterian Church)", [New Berlin, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-UN7.

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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