• North Main Street

First Baptist Church

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
First Baptist Church
Street Address:
N. Main Street, Abbeville, South Carolina (Abbeville County)

Date Surveyed:
circa 1981
Construction Date:
circa 1911
Historic Use:
Current Use:
Architect or Builder:
Sayre and Baldwin
Exterior Walls Materials:
Foundation Materials:
Roof Materials:
Slate w/ metal hips
Signficant Architectural Features:
Monumental yellow brick church; central tetra style Ionic portico, w/ full entablature carried around flanking pavilions; Unfluted columns w/ scamozzi capitals are of stone; stone architrave; brick frieze w/ diamond-shaped stone inserts above columns; wooden cornice w/ dentil course and modillion blocks; raking cornice in pediment, which has brick tympanum; facade behind portico has three tall rectangular stained glass windows, with twin entrances at sides; the flanking pavilions are 2-story w/ stained glass windows; the corner pavilions have corner pilasters of brick; these pilasters have stone doric capitals w/ fleurs-de-lis in their necking; On Ellis Street elevation; corner pavilion; 3 bays w/ stained glass windows then 2-story educational block (attached); 3-story yellow brick annex at rear; yellow brick is stretcher bond; interior inaccessible; church apparently replaced an 1873 building.
Abbeville - City 1981
Archives Location:
Box 9, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014

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Abbeville County