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Emmaus Baptist Church

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1852, c. 1960. VA 106 (.5 mile south of exit of I-64), Providence Forge vicinity

A product of the second “great awakening” of the mid-nineteenth century, this spartan Greek Revival brick box lacks a full portico. The church is quietly elegant with its twin doors and simple wooden entablature. The interior has a rear balcony and twin aisles leading to a raised dais that is a product of a 1960s renovation. The major feature of the interior is the bright luminosity provided by the large windows on three sides.

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Author: 
Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Emmaus Baptist Church", [Providence Forge, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-PE60.

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Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 354-354.

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