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Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

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c. 1915. Forest Hill Ave. at 43rd St.

The modest brick Gothic Revival church reflects the inspiration of English country churches popularized by Ralph Adams Cram in his Church Building (1898). Cram's presence at the University of Richmond helped spark a wave of Neo-Gothic church building in the 1910s. The building also looks back to early Virginia Anglican churches such as St. Luke's, Isle of Wight County. The interior has wainscoting and stucco walls, and an open truss roof of wood and metal cables. The pews have tall endpieces containing trefoils.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Good Shepherd 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, 288-288.

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