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St. Philip's Episcopal Church

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c. 1870. c. 1890, remodeling. 1 W. Leigh St.

The only African American Episcopal congregation in the city constructed this building about 1870. When it was remodeled about twenty years later, the architect chose as the basis of the design H. H. Richardson's Allegheny Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh (1886). Essentially a rectangular box with a steep roof, the building has round-arched openings in light-colored sandstone set off by red brick.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "St. Philip's Episcopal Church", [Richmond, 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, 237-237.

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