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Cabo Fish Taco Restaurant (Second Blacksburg Presbyterian Church)

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Second Blacksburg Presbyterian Church
1847; c. 1904 altered; 1986 rehabilitated. 117 S. Main St.

The oldest standing religious building in town is a small version of the Greek Revival churches built in many western Virginia towns. Its two-bay facade has central and end pilasters and a pediment, and the molded brick cornice along the side walls is typical of other mid-nineteenth-century buildings in the area. Originally the church had two entrances on the facade. In his book on the Deyerle builders, Michael Pulice notes that David Deyerle could have been the church's builder. When the congregation built a new church in 1904, the building was extensively adapted to serve as a lodge hall. Now a restaurant, the owners have added a shed-roof addition on the left side of the facade. The interior still includes a gallery and raised podium, as well as most of the original trim.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Cabo Fish Taco Restaurant (Second Blacksburg Presbyterian Church)", [Blacksburg, 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, 431-432.

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