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Emanuel Episcopal Church

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c. 1850. VA 301 (.75 mile north), Port Conway
  • Emanuel Episcopal Church

The employment of the fashionable Gothic Revival idiom in a remote rural area in Virginia is unusual for this date. The one-story brick structure, only two bays long, has prominent engaged buttresses. Nonetheless, it exerts a presence through the verticality of the tower, which, incongruously, has a prominent Italianate bracketed cornice.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Emanuel Episcopal Church", [King George, 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, 332-332.

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