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- Altar, St. David's Episcopal Church, Washington County, North Carolina
- Original Format:
Black and white print (photograph)
- 3-1/2 x 5 in.
- Item identifier:
- Created Date:
Washington County (N.C.)
- Digital Project:
- Special Collections Research Center at NC State University Libraries
- Historic Architecture Research. Project Records (UA110.041) held by Special Collections Research Center at NC State University Libraries
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- North Carolina
- Provenance note:
- Charles Pettigrew (Episcopal priest and planter), first owner.
- Historical note:
- Saint David's was the first church built in and around the area of Creswell. The Reverend Charles Pettigrew built a chapel on his own land for the people in his are to worship. Originally a private chapel, the building was expanded by the congregation in 1857 and became a parish church. While ministering at Saint David's Charles Pettigrew was elected first bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina. Union and Confederate soldiers camped on the church grounds and used the church for shelter and storage during the Civil War.
- Architectural note:
- The building was rebuilt by the congregation in 1857. The new church was cruciform in shape.