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St. Peter's Episcopal Church

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c. 1830, 1849, 1868, and later. Northwest corner of Market and Water sts.
  • St. Peter's Episcopal Church (Virginia Division of Historic Resources)

St. Peter's was originally built in the Greek Revival idiom with Doric columns in antis. A major fire in 1849 gutted the interior and led to a remodeling and the insertion of the pointed-arched windows. Then in 1868 lighting struck the steeple, causing another fire. Subsequently the vestry voted “no more steeples,” and built a detached bell tower (1873) that recalls some of Richard Upjohn's work.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "St. Peter's Episcopal Church", [Port Royal, 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, 353-353.

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