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Emmanuel Baptist Church

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1961, 1970, Albert F. Tucker. 1710 23rd St. (southwest side of 23rd St. between Plum and Liberty sts.)
  • (West Virginia Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

The earlier part of this large Georgian Revival brick church plant is the fellowship hall. The later sanctuary seems generically “Baptist” with its columned portico surmounted by a steeple. A particularly handsome baptistery painting distinguishes the interior. Executed in 1971 by Dorothy Decher of Parkersburg, it depicts Appalachia in spring, with a stream flowing between rocky banks and with rounded hills in the background. Tucker, of Huntington, specialized in church design.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.

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