Kirksville Christian Church

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Kirksville Christian Church
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Kirksville Christian Church is located in Kentucky
Kirksville Christian Church
Location KY 595, Kirksville, Kentucky
Coordinates 37°39′47″N 84°24′27″W / 37.66306°N 84.40750°W / 37.66306; -84.40750Coordinates: 37°39′47″N 84°24′27″W / 37.66306°N 84.40750°W / 37.66306; -84.40750
Area 0.8 acres (0.32 ha)
Built 1878
Architectural style Gothic
Governing body Private
MPS Madison County MRA
NRHP Reference # 88003325[1]
Added to NRHP February 08, 1989

Kirksville Christian Church is a historic Disciples of Christ church building at the intersection of KY 1295 and KY 595 in Kirksville, Kentucky. It was built in 1878 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

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The Kirksville congregation of Disciples of Christ was founded in 1849, with the present frame building constructed in 1878. The Gothic Revival church features a steep gable roof with narrow angled brackets under the eaves and at the gable ends. One gable end forms the front facade that contains two Gothic-arched windows with stained-glass, a Gothic-arched double-leaf entrance, and a pointed lunette. On each side facade three pointed-arched windows also contain stained glass. Although replaced in 1975, the design of the glass is based on that found in two original windows in the apse on the rear facade. The pipe organ, used in the First Christian Church of Lancaster, Kentucky, from 1904-1952, originally was pumped by hand. [2]

Kirksville Christian Church quilt
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Pipe organ at Kirksville Christian Church

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