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Emmanuel Episcopal Church

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1881; c. 1920 alterations and expansion, probably Heard and Chesterman; 1962 additions. 66 N. Main St.

Although now one of the few buff-colored brick Episcopal churches in Virginia, it began as a frame Carpenter Gothic church similar to St. John's Episcopal Church (PI23) in Mount Airy. Around 1920, the church was encased in brick and the transepts were added, along with stained glass in the windows. The gabled facade has a triple, pointed-arched window. On the left side is a square entrance tower capped with an open belfry and on the right is a pinnacled corner buttress. The parish hall was built in 1950.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Emmanuel Episcopal Church", [Chatham, 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, 364-364.

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