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Church of the Holy Cross, State Route 261, Stateburg, Sumter County, SC

Church of the Holy Cross, State Route 261, Stateburg, Sumter County, SC

 
 
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Summary

Significance: The Church of the Holy Cross is an extremely unusual mid-19th century rammed earth structure. Built in a simple but highly refined Gothic Revival style, it was designed on the model of an English country parish church by Edward C. Jones, a prominent architect from Charleston, who designed many buildings throughout the state. Though not designed by Jones, the rammed earth dependencies and portions of the Borough House (HABS SC-362), located 0.2 miles northwest of the church, might be said to form with the church a complex of rammed earth structures unique to the state if not the nation. This church was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1974.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-4, FN-67, FN-68, FN-69
Survey number: HABS SC-13-14
Building/structure dates: 1852 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1903 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1915 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1950 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1963 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1974 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 73001732

date_range

Date

1933 - 1970
person

Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Jones, Edward C
Lee, Francis D
Anderson, William Wallace
Cary, Brian, transmitter
place

Location

south carolina33.94613, -80.52485
Google Map of 33.9461287, -80.5248539
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Source

Library of Congress
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Copyright info

No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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