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Presbyterian Church

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1844–1845. Main St. at Church St.

The front-gable brick design and the specific steeple form (needle-shaped atop a square base) are similar to several other churches in the county, including Pencader Presbyterian Church (PR7). The St. Georges church has big Greek Revival front doors and an Ithiel Town lattice truss roof, said to be the only one surviving in the state. The church reached its nadir in the 1980s, when the congregation disbanded and the structure was condemned by the county building inspector. Fortunately, the St. Georges Historical Society was formed to save the building, which is now restored as a community center, and the steeple is again illuminated at night. Across the street is a cottage with fish-scale slate shingle roof (c. 1860).

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Author: 
W. Barksdale Maynard
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W. Barksdale Maynard, "Presbyterian Church", [Saint Georges, Delaware], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/DE-01-PR14.

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Cover: Buildings of Delaware

Buildings of Delaware, W. Barksdale Maynard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008, 200-200.

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