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Emmanuel Episcopal Church

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1859, Charles Hall. 1214 Wilmer Ave. (enter from Brook Rd. north of I-95)
  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church (Virginia Division of Historic Resources)

Built for John Stewart of Brook Hill and designed by a Providence, Rhode Island, architect, this brick and stone church is one of the most sophisticated buildings in Henrico County for the period. It is Gothic Revival in style, with a tower that shows the influence of William Butterfield and of English design on American architects in the 1850s. The Emmanuel Memorial Parish House (1910) stands nearby. Adjacent to the parklike setting of the church is the Wilmer Avenue Historic Area, which includes late nineteenth-century cottages associated with the Ginter estate (reputedly the gardeners' houses), along with later bungalows and Foursquare houses.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Emmanuel 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, 297-298.

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