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Church of the Incarnation

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1883. South side of U.S. 219 (Main St.), east of intersection with WV 63 (Chestnut St.)
  • Church of the Incarnation

A delightfully diminutive building with Gothic details, this Episcopal church is fronted by a tiny, gabled vestibule mimicking the larger facade behind. Scalloped bargeboards decorate both front gables, as well as those of the transepts. A basement was added when the church was moved from its original site early in the twentieth-century. Vertical board-andbatten siding and polygonal transept bays make the building seem more architecturally akin to a small railroad depot than to a church, which is not altogether inappropriate for its time and place.

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S. Allen Chambers Jr.
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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Church of the Incarnation", [Ronceverte, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-GR24.

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