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First Presbyterian Church

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1929, Louis P. Smithey with Meyer and Mathieu, consulting architects; 1965 education building and chapel, J. Walker Caldwell. 2101 Jefferson St. SW

Conservative yet modern is the message evoked by the Gothic Revival forms of this church. It is built of rusticated yellowish Catawba stone, a material that is often used regionally for religious buildings. The massive, gable-end church features a pointed-arched entrance surmounted by a Tudor-arch stained glass window and flanked by double buttressing. A wing is connected to the rear of the church by a large, square corner bell tower.

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Author: 
Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "First Presbyterian Church", [Roanoke, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-RK47.

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, 422-422.

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