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Grace Church Van Vorst
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Grace Church Van Vorst in 1967.
Location 268 2nd Street, Jersey City, New Jersey
Area 0.4 acres (0.16 ha)
Built 1853
Architect Detlef Lienau
Architectural style English Gothic
NRHP reference No. 79001492
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Added to NRHP August 1, 1979

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. 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.

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