Allendale Presbyterian Church

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Allendale Presbyterian Church
Street Address:
Corner of Flat St. and Memorial Avenue, Allendale

Site Number:
Site Number:
18, 2
Date Surveyed:
Construction Date:
circa 1890
Current Use:
Architect or Builder:
architect - Fred J. Hay of Liberty Hill
Construction Method:
wood frame
Signficant Architectural Features:
Church, rectangular in plan, with steep gable roof and boxed cornice. Horizontal lines of the clapboard exterior walls are broken by a wide horizontal band of diagonal boards Front: symmetrical; central protecting 1-bay enclosed gabled entry is flanked on either side by a stained glass polygonal window. Sides: 4 bays, lancet windows. OUTBUILDINGS: 1 story clapboard Sunday School building - constructed 1950, remodeled & enlarged in 1976.
1916 - electric lights installed. Interior remodeled in 1957, at which time the stained glass windows on the side walls of the sanctuary were added. 1973 - stained glass window placed in the wall behind the pulpit.
Historical Information:
In 1878 at a meeting of the Charleston Presbytery, a petition was presented requesting that a church be organized in Allendale. The church was organized on July 7, 1878, and for some time held services in the old Union Church. Ca. 1890, a lot was purchased from J.L. Williams, and construction of a church was initiated. The church bell was molded in England and presented by Mr. John Maybank of Charleston. This bell was later given to Swallow Savannah Methodist Church after that church had burned.
Source of Historical Information:
"Allendale Presbyterian Church Centennial Celebration," Allendale Co. Citizen, 10-25-78; Allendale on the Savannah, p. 107-108.
City of Allendale, 1979-1980
Archives Location:
Box 13, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014

Related place
Allendale County