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Buffalo Presbyterian Church

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  • Buffalo Presbyterian Church (West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Michael Keller (both))
  • Buffalo Presbyterian Church (S. Allen Chambers, Jr.)

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.

Writing Credits

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—,

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