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Bruington Baptist Church

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c. 1790, c. 1845. VA 14 (north side) at VA 636, Bruington

Little is evident of the earlier structure on this site, for the building was vastly enlarged into its present two-story temple format around the middle of the nineteenth century. The size indicates the power the Baptists came to exercise in rural areas. The details, such as the modillion cornice and the doorway, are similar to illustrations in Minard Lafever's various books.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Bruington Baptist Church", [, 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, 347-347.

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