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Ebenezer Church

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1947. 20296 Main St.
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (HABS; Photograph by Tim Buchman)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

Located on the north side of the river where most of the town's African Americans live, this small church was built by its congregation. After their c. 1920 frame church burned, the Reverend Burks and members of his congregation rebuilt the church. In his backyard on the adjoining property, they handmade rock-faced concrete blocks for the facade of their small gable-end church and smooth-finished ones for the sides, on which a row of rock-faced blocks delineates the first-floor level. The pointed arches of the windows are outlined with brick trim, and concrete block and bricks are combined to give a quoin effect on the slightly projecting front entrance bay.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Ebenezer Church", [Buchanan, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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