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Strasburg Presbyterian Church

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1830; 1926 addition. 325 S. Holliday St.

This, the town's oldest church, was built on a lot donated by Anthony Spengler for use by an English Presbyterian congregation. The Greek Revival brick church is fronted by a portico with four Tuscan columns above which is a wooden bell tower consisting of a square base with corner pilasters and two smaller octagonal stages. Inside, the single space is covered with a flat pressed-metal ceiling. The two-story addition to the rear of the church was built for educational programs.

Behind the church is a large square, Flemish bond brick house (c. 1870; 164 Afton Place) with a hipped roof topped by a small monitor, a semicircular portico with Doric columns, and a heavily bracketed cornice. A cemetery extends down the hill behind the church and the house.

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Author: 
Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Strasburg Presbyterian Church", [Strasburg, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-SH18.

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, 73-73.

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