Henry Church 2

Henry Church 2
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This frame vernacular church was built circa 1920 by a black congregation. It has a basic rectangular form with gabled roof. The entrance, from which a squared belfry rises, is covered by a hip roof. The windows, especially the triangular lights at the top show the influence of the Gothic-Revival style on a vernacular design.

The church was named for Rev. Robert Henry, pastor of Cub Creek Church in the late 18th century, a man dedicated to the ministering and teaching of slaves. I don’t know the denomination of the congregation nor the date when the structure ceased to be used; Cub Creek Church, however, was a Presbyterian church and it’s possible that Henry Church was as well. The building, at present, shows a great deal of neglect.

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