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Suffolk Christian Church

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1891–1892, Charles E. Cassell. 1927, alterations, Herbert Levi Cain. 214 N. Main St.
  • Suffolk Christian Church (Virginia Division of Historic Resources)

Cassell, a Baltimore-based architect who did extensive work in Virginia, designed a Romanesque-inspired structure that looks not to H. H. Richardson but to the earlier (1850s) Romanesque-Norman revival work of architects such as Thomas Tefft and James Renwick. In 1927 the towers were raised, the vestibule roof was added, and the nave roof was heightened.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Suffolk Christian 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, 465-465.

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