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Blackstone Baptist Church

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1907. 403 S. Main St.

Situated at the edge of the commercial district and atop one of the town's few hills, this building is an architectural statement of the power of the Baptist Church in Southside. An impressive temple-form Roman Revival building, the brick church is set on a high podium with a pedimented portico supported by six Ionic columns. Below a modillion cornice, Ionic pilasters frame the side windows set in shallow panels.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Blackstone Baptist Church", [Blackstone, 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, 298-298.

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