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Stras Memorial Episcopal Church

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1884. 213 N. Central Ave.

Of Tazewell's several late-nineteenth-century frame Gothic Revival churches, this is the most picturesque. The single-nave church is sheltered under a steeply pitched roof whose shape is repeated in the central gabled portico. A circular window in the gable of the portico is echoed in the quatrefoil window in the gable of the nave. The church is crowned at the front with a multigabled louvered belfry with a diminutive spire. The nave is covered by a pointed-arched roof and illuminated by stained glass windows.

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Author: 
Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Stras Memorial Episcopal Church", [Tazewell, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-TZ8.

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, 487-487.

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