Circular Congregational Church - Charleston, SC
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N 32° 46.725 W 079° 55.872
17S E 600093 N 3627265
Quick Description: The Circular Congregational Church, built circa 1892, is located in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 12/31/2014 6:58:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMN5V5
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Long Description:
From the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website: "Built circa 1892 in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, the Circular Congregational Church is not truly circular as its name implies, but a more complex form like a clover leaf or “club” in a deck of cards. This form has four parts, three of which are semi-circular and the fourth rectangular. The clover leaf form contains the high, main auditorium. The rectangular “stem” is divided horizontally into two stories. The lower part is a rectangular meeting room and the upper part is a balcony overlooking the auditorium. The balcony is reached by a winding stair in an octagonal tower which is expressed on the exterior of the building. This is the third church to be built on these grounds. The word “circular” in the name of the church comes from an earlier building on the site by Robert Mills. The Parish House is a good example of a Greek Revival Temple form with one high story over a lower open arcade. Tetrastyle Tuscan columns support the Doric style entablature and pediment. Church services were held in the Parish House during the interim between the building of the first and second church. Listed in the National Register November 7, 1973; Designated a National Historic Landmark November 7, 1973."
Reformed or Congregational Denomination: United Church of Christ

Associated Website: [Web Link]

Status: Active House of Worship

Address:
150 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC USA
29401


Date of Construction or Event Occurrence: 1/1/1892

Architect: Not listed

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