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St. Paul's Episcopal Church

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1892, Bernard J. Black. Later alterations, 207 N. Main St.

Part of a religious enclave created by the grouping of several churches of various styles, the Episcopal church is exuberantly High Victorian with the polychrome contrast of red brick and white trim, while a massive corner tower dominates one end. The interior is typically Virginia “low church” of the period, with a wide nave. A signed Tiffany window is in the north wall. Several other windows are by lesser American opalescent glass studios. The altar was remodeled c. 1920.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "St. Paul's Episcopal Church", [Suffolk, 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, 464-465.

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