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Norton United Methodist Church

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1923. Virginia Ave. NW at 8th St. NW

Located on a hill overlooking the commercial area of the city, this brick church has a gabled front flanked by lower anterooms. Three tall, recessed pointed-arched entrances with heavy cast-concrete molding are Gothic in inspiration, as are the four sturdy buttresses that mark the central section. A rose window is in the gable. The formality of this building contrasts with the earlier vernacular churches of the area.

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Author: 
Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Norton United Methodist Church", [Norton, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-WI6.

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, 506-507.

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