Grace Church Van Vorst

The Grace Church Van Vorst, is located in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 1, 1979. The church was built in 1853 and was named after the former Van Vorst Township.[3] The church is an English Gothic-style Episcopal church which was designed by Detlef Lienau. The building is constructed with brownstone and has a slate roof. The church was expanded in 1864 with the addition of two bays to the west and a baptistry added midway on the south side of the building. The 57-foot high square tower was added in 1912. Adjacent to the church is a rectory that was also designed by Lienau in a similar style to the church.

Grace Church Van Vorst
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Grace Church Van Vorst in 1967.
Grace Church Van Vorst is located in Hudson County, New Jersey
Grace Church Van Vorst
Grace Church Van Vorst is located in New Jersey
Grace Church Van Vorst
Grace Church Van Vorst is located in the United States
Grace Church Van Vorst
Location268 2nd Street, Jersey City, New Jersey
Coordinates40°43′21.814″N 74°2′40.495″W / 40.72272611°N 74.04458194°W / 40.72272611; -74.04458194Coordinates: 40°43′21.814″N 74°2′40.495″W / 40.72272611°N 74.04458194°W / 40.72272611; -74.04458194
Area0.4 acres (0.16 ha)
Built1853
ArchitectDetlef Lienau
Architectural styleEnglish Gothic
NRHP reference No.79001492[1]
NJRHP No.1506[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPAugust 1, 1979
Designated NJRHPMay 24, 1979

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  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Retrieved 2010-02-25.
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Hudson County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. July 7, 2009. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 5, 2010. Retrieved October 15, 2009.
  3. ^ http://www.njcu.edu/programs/jchistory/Pages/G_Pages/Grace_Church_Van_Vorst.htm Accessed November 28, 2008.

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