Little White Church Vernacular Architecture (Manlius Center, New York)

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Scouring the internet finds zero information about Manlius Point, New York. East of Syracuse and north of the towns of Fayetteville and Manlius, the diminutive Manlius Point was a way station on the Erie Canal. There’s not much left, except this charming white church, which is still in use. On the outside, the decorative elements have been, it seems, lovingly preserved. I like the ordinary character of this kind of country, vernacular architecture. There are a lot of neat little things like this in Central New York. If someone can tell me anything specific about the style or the decorative work, or about the history of this church, I’ll add it gladly to this post.


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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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