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Buffalo Presbyterian Church

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1857
  • Buffalo Presbyterian Church
  • Buffalo Presbyterian Church

Standing north of the academy, this brick meetinghouse presents a broad, gabled facade to the street. Overall forms and details are Greek Revival, but the lunette in the gable harkens back to Federal precedents. A prominent octagonal belfry with dome and finial straddles the ridge of the roof. The two front entrance doors, one for each sex, reflect midnineteenth-century Presbyterian practice. Each of the oversized windows in the three-bay side walls contains fifty-five panes in a three-sash arrangement.

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Author: 
S. Allen Chambers Jr.
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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Buffalo Presbyterian Church", [Buffalo, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-PT4.2.

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