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First Presbyterian Church of Greenville

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1904, Charles Henry Owsley; 1957–1959 addition, Arthur M. Steinmark. 323 Main St.

This church consists of two wings: the older wing designed by British-born architect Charles Henry Owsley (1846–1935) of Youngstown (father of Charles F. Owsley, see ME1), and the newer portion designed by Arthur Steinmark of Pittsburgh. The older stone Romanesque Revival corner church has a pyramidal roof, echoed in the square corner bell tower. Used as a chapel today, the interior has wooden truss work and a pipe organ. The newer church on the west uses a simplified Gothic vocabulary in stone, and is attached to the earlier building by an arcade along the street facade. A porte-cochere is on the west elevation. The modern sanctuary is lit by stained glass windows made by Nicholas Parrendo of the Henry Hunt Studios in Pittsburgh that depict Old and New Testament Bible stories.

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Lu Donnelly et al.
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Lu Donnelly et al., "First Presbyterian Church of Greenville", [Greenville, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-01-ME19.

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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, 543-543.

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