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Olivet Presbyterian Church

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1856. VA 618 (U.S. 60 west to VA 618, north 3.8 miles), Providence Forge vicinity

Buried deep in the woods in a rural landscape, this small temple-form church fronted by a tetrastyle portico with fluted Doric columns seems almost a garden folly. The building is a simple rectangle with twin entrance doors. The interior is largely original. A gallery is at the rear. The pews retain mahogany and bird's-eye maple graining. The pulpit is set off by marbleized steps. The congregation now resides in Providence Forge, and the church is open for memorial services.

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Author: 
Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Olivet Presbyterian Church", [Providence Forge, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-PE61.

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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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