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Emmanuel Episcopal Church

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1862–1863. 1911–1914, renovation, Waddy B. Wood. U.S. 250, Greenwood-Crozet vicinity
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

The original structure of Emmanuel closely followed the standard mid-nineteenth-century rural church, a gable-fronted brick box. The reworking began with a gift in 1905 and then continued with a major building campaign in 1911–1914, led by Nancy Langhorne of nearby Mirador (PI46), who married Waldorf Astor in 1906 and later became Viscountess Astor of Cliveden. The Washington, D.C., architect Waddy B. Wood transformed the modest structure into a substantial building, drawing upon details of several colonial churches, including Christ Church, Alexandria.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Emmanuel Episcopal Church", [Greenwood, 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, 141-141.

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