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Tazewell Baptist Church

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1890; later additions. Tower St. at Church St.

Another of the town's late-nineteenth-century frame Gothic Revival churches (see TZ8), this one, too, has a steeply pitched gabled roof. Now clad with vinyl siding, the church has a gable-end entrance with a large pointed-arched double door flanked by two smaller ones. The pointed-arched triple window in the gable is repeated in the south side's narrow gable. A three-stage corner tower on the southeast corner of the facade concludes with a steep spire and is balanced on the facade's opposite corner by a small turret. A gabled-roof addition in the rear serves as the baptistry. The interior has been altered.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Tazewell Baptist Church", [Tazewell, 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, 488-488.

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