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Christ Episcopal Church

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1890–1892, T. Buckler Ghequier; 1915 addition; 1942 vestibule. 106 E. Clinton Ave.

The Reverend Robert S. Carter, of this congregation organized in 1890, commissioned Ghequier of Baltimore to design the church. The small wooden building has a cross-shaped plan covered by a steeply pitched hipped roof with a small square belfry, and an even more steeply pitched gable-roofed vestibule with wide eaves. Beneath the high wooden-arched ceiling, the interior walls are finished in diagonal tongue-and-groove boards. A choir room was added to the southwest corner in 1915 and a decade later stained glass windows were installed. The church is different from the simple rectangular churches common to the area during the late nineteenth century.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Christ Episcopal Church", [Big Stone Gap, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-WI20.

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, 510-510.

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