Preservation Photos #173 March 19, 2013March 19, 2013 Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related
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What a beautiful building! What is its history?
Richmond’s Round Church is a National Historic Landmark. This side view is particularly interesting because it shows the accessible entrance that uses landforms to bring the sidewalk grade up to the side door entrance. Outside the door is a grate so that water and snow fall through the grate to drainage.
I love this building, in part because it is so unique. The only other round colonial church in North America, I’m pretty sure, is the one in my home town. It was built in 1800, and features Haley’s Comet as a weathervane, after the comet appeared in 1835:
Such an exquisite building!