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Arvonia Methodist Church

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1906; later addition. Arvon Rd., just west of Boxwood Drive Rd.

This church is characteristic of the auditorium-plan churches favored in the early twentieth century for preaching to sizeable congregations. The building's form is given a vertical emphasis by the tall, narrow windows with their shallow pointed arches and by the bell tower, which ends in an open belfry with a sharp spire crowned with a fleur-de-lis instead of the customary cross. The church's roof and gables are covered in patterned slate that confers a rich and varied texture on the otherwise simple building.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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

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