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Brookville Presbyterian Church

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1904–1905, Robinson and Winkler. White St. at Main St.
  • (William E. Fischer Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer Jr.)

This massive brownstone church acts as a gateway to the commercial district of Brookville. The sanctuary is separated from a curved classroom wing by a single large door that can be raised to expand the sanctuary into an Akron plan configuration. A square tower with rounded corners and crenellations marks this juncture, while the entrance is accessed through a recessed arcade and marked by a taller tower, which also has rounded corners but that here terminate in tiny spires. Rose windows grace the east and south elevations, while on the north, a smaller version rests above a round-arched double window. The windows were designed by the George Hardy Payne Studio of Paterson, New Jersey.

To the north at 120 N. White Street, a large brick, mansard-roofed Second Empire house with two-story bay windows has been the manse for the congregation since its construction by builder R. B. Taylor in 1884.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "Brookville Presbyterian Church", [Brookville, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 464-464.

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