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Chatham Presbyterian Church

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1886. 128 N. Main St.

This robust High Victorian Gothic church is of brick painted a blue-gray color. It has two entrances, one on the left side and the other on the right in the massive square tower. Tall pointed-arched doors and windows emphasize verticality, but the unusual clipped gable of the facade counters that effect. Heavy shouldered buttresses add a sense of weight and massiveness. The tower's spire is pierced by small gabled openings.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Chatham Presbyterian 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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