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Halifax Methodist Church

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1831. 133 Mountain Rd.

Built for an Episcopal congregation, the church was sold to the Methodists in 1843. It is a typical Virginia Protestant church of the early nineteenth century in its rectangular mass indicating its function as a preaching hall. The spare classical detailing of the cornice and the windows that light a rear balcony are in keeping with the ideals of the early republic's architecture. Above the gabled facade with its two entrances stands a large polygonal louvered bell tower that once had a steeple.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 352-352.

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