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Ecclesiastical Mount Hope

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400 block of Main St., east side

Mount Hope's Baptist Temple (1927) could seemingly hold the city's entire population. The large church is fronted by a giant-order, four-columned Ionic portico, approached by a high flight of steps. The facade of the nearby Presbyterian Church (1927), similar in massing and materials to the Baptist Temple, has a curved Tuscan portico. Both churches have large Sunday school wings and date from the period when Mt. Hope boasted the largest church and Sunday school attendance in Fayette County.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Ecclesiastical Mount Hope", [Mt Hope, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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