St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Metuchen New Jersey

Date added: October 24, 2009 Categories: New Jersey Church Gothic Revival
May 1960 VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST

This small wood church was constructed in 1868 for the St. Luke's Episcopal Church. The building is rectangular in shape with a small enclosed entrance porch and a recently added chancel. A tiny bell tower sits astride the ridge of Steeply pitched, wood-shingled, gable roof at the front end of the building,

There are five pointed-arched windows on each side elevation and two narrower ones on the facade flanking the entrance porch. A rosette window is just above the ridge of the porch roof. A large, three-part, Gothic-arched window has been set in the rear wall of the addition above the altar. All sash have leaded glass in geometric patterns.

The building consists of one room, a nave with deep choir, entered from the closed porch. The choir is reduced in width and has a raised floor and a side bay for the organ console. The pews face each other within the choir. The pulpit is at one side of the nave, in front of the choir.