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St. Mark's Episcopal Church

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1838; 1966 addition. 111 S. Roanoke St.

This church is an early example of the use in Virginia of Gothic Revival elements on a conventional colonial form. The pedimented gable-front facade has a pointed-arch central entrance flanked by pointed-arch windows, and a square bell tower with a spire. The three-bay interior is colonial in design and has a balcony at the entrance end that extends around the sides. A parish hall in the same style as the church was added to the side of the church in 1966. Across the street, the Thompson-Carper House (c. 1830; later additions) began as a Federal three-bay, two-story, center-passage brick house to which a frame section was added in 1880.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Anne Carter Lee
Coordinator: 
Anne Carter Lee
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  • 1838

    built
  • 1966

    addition

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Citation

Anne Carter Lee, "St. Mark's Episcopal Church", [Fincastle, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-BO04.

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