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Our Lady of the Pines Roman Catholic Church

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1957. West side of U.S. 219, 0.2 miles south of the intersection of U.S. 219 and WV 24
  • Our Lady of the Pines Roman Catholic Church (S. Allen Chambers, Jr.)

“The smallest church in 48 states,” as its somewhat outdated promotional literature advertises it, measures 12 feet by 24 feet. It is built of Crab Orchard stone, a popular facing material of the 1950s, laid, typically, in horizontal layers. Lancet windows and a tiny belfry atop the gable roof establish a Gothic spirit. Beyond a narrow vestibule, the nave seats only a dozen worshippers (three pews on either side of the aisle each accommodate two people). Mr. and Mrs. Peter Milkint built the church, which is often used for weddings, as a memorial to their parents.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Our Lady of the Pines Roman Catholic Church", [Eglon, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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