Christ Episcopal Church is on the site of an earlier brick church (c. 1824), sometimes attributed to Jefferson, although his authorship remains unclear. Remains of the earlier foundations are in the present church's basement. A Greek Revival portico (similar to that of St. Thomas, Orange) was added to Christ Church in the 1850s. The portico is known only through photographs taken c. 1870. By the 1890s the congregation wanted a new building. The present structure was designed by the Louisville (Kentucky) architect Harry P. McDonald, who had an association with the local builder, Spooner Construction Company. It is an unscholarly Gothic Revival structure, awkwardly massed, of forbidding gray granite. The interior, with its hammer-beam roof and several Tiffany Studio windows (c. 1904), is impressive.
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