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First Presbyterian Church

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1906–1908, Charles W. Bolton and John Dull; 1980 addition. 17 Court Sq.
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)

Similarities in materials and scale to the courthouse allow this Gothic Revival church to rest comfortably across from the courthouse. The principal entrance to the rough-faced stone church is through a substantial three-stage square corner tower that has an open belfry. The tower's corner piers and crenellations are echoed in a smaller entrance on the southeast. Between the two entrances is a large traceried pointed-arched stained glass window. The addition on the west side is sympathetic in style.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "First Presbyterian Church", [Harrisonburg, 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, 88-88.

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