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1836. West side of U.S. 219, across Indian Creek from hotel
  • Chapel

Writing in 1836, a visitor to Salt Sulphur noted that “the building of an Episcopal Church is to be commenced early this spring, and it is hoped that it will be ready for the performance of Divine Service during the ensuing season.” Although Episcopalians contributed their part to construction costs, the chapel was used by other denominations as well. It is a simple stone rectangle with walls of random rubble limestone, fronted by a pedimented portico with a square belfry surmounted by a pyramidal spire. The single entrance, its soffits nicely paneled, leads directly to a single austere room. In addition to serving as a sanctuary, in the nineteenth century the hall was also used for secular purposes such as concerts and minstrel shows.

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S. Allen Chambers Jr.
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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Chapel", [Union, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-MO14.2.

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