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Methodist Tabernacle

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1922. VA 611 at VA 644 (1.6 miles east of VA 14)

Most tabernacles used for revival meetings date from the nineteenth century. Thus this building is unusual both for its date and for its survival. The large, airy wooden structure is well preserved. The high monitor roof created a chimney effect on hot summer nights. All of the original fittings, including the speaker's platform, choir tiers, and “mourners' bench,” remain. The structure is still in use.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Methodist Tabernacle", [Mathews, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 344-344.

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