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St. Thomas Episcopal Church

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1911, Hill C. Linthicum, Jr. 1922, parish hall, Lee and Lee. 3602 Hawthorne Ave.

Diagonally across from the community building is this small rock-faced granite structure, which has the feel of an English country church. It was also a gift to the community from Grace Arents, a devoted Episcopalian. She and the architect wanted to emphasize the use of hand labor in the construction of the building, and hence many of the details are very much in the Arts and Crafts mode. Of special note is the small stained glass window over the main altar with a cross inside a Star of David. It was designed by Willoughby Ions, a prominent Richmond poet and artist who was a longtime resident of Chamberlayne Avenue nearby.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "St. Thomas 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, 281-281.

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