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Royal Oak Presbyterian Church

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1923, Clarence B. Kearfott. 139 W. Main St.
  • (Virginia Department of Historic Resources)

This large brick Gothic Revival church features a facade dominated by a three-stage square bell tower. A large pointed-arched, stained glass window on the tower's second level focuses attention on the facade and its double-arched entrance. Shallow brick and stone buttresses articulate the side walls, and its tall clerestory lined with small stained glass windows is unfortunately now clad in white vinyl siding.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Royal Oak Presbyterian Church", [Marion, 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, 459-459.

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