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St. Paul's Episcopal Church

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1838–1840. c. 1859, c. 1890, alterations. U.S. 360, Miller's Tavern

Consecrated by Bishop Meade of Virginia in 1840, the building reflects the architectural conservatism of the Episcopal Church during the antebellum period. With its double doors and lack of a central aisle and an altar, it might be mistaken for a Baptist church. Exactly when the pointed-arched windows were installed is unclear, but it may have been before the Civil War.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "St. Paul's Episcopal Church", [Tappahannock, 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, 350-350.

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