The Chapel At The Historic Village at Allaire

June 11, 2013

The Chapel at Allaire Village


The Historic Village at Allaire is a historic bog iron town located in Allaire State Park in Monmouth County, New Jersey. 

 

James P. Allaire created the village to house his workers at Howell Iron works from the 1860’s to the 1840’s.

The village was a place where the workers never had to leave to live a whole life within the village. 

 

The beautiful and simple little chapel is the most famous building in the village. 

 

The church is unusual because the bell tower was placed in the back of the church instead of in the front. 

 

That was because it was too heavy for the front part of the church.

The Chapel at Allaire Village
The Chapel at Allaire Village
The Chapel at Allaire Village
The Chapel at Allaire Village


 
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Comments

  1. Nice little church on what looks like a perfect weather day.

    Rhonda @Laugh Quotes and Kibitz Spot

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    1. Indeed, it was a beautiful (although very hot) day.

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  2. great cupola...love that pic with the sun behind it.
    and yet another place in my home state I have never been.

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  3. What a cute building for a church!!

    Mines up as well at AussiePomm - Pelican in-flight

    Have a great day!!

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  4. It's a pretty little church.
    I'm visiting you from Wordless Wednesday. Please come by and visit ;-)

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  5. I love old churches, even the plain and simple ones.

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    1. Churches are usually the most interesting buildings in any town.

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  6. Beautiful chapel. Visiting late for WW.

    I played too. Mine are here and here.

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  7. What an interesting tale of a village! Great pictures of the chapel!

    ♥emma
    itsemmaelise.com

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