Buckhorn Presbyterian Church and the Greer Gymnasium

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Buckhorn Presbyterian Church and the Greer Gymnasium
Buckhorn Presbyterian Church.jpg
Southern side of the church
Buckhorn Presbyterian Church and the Greer Gymnasium is located in Kentucky
Buckhorn Presbyterian Church and the Greer Gymnasium
Buckhorn Presbyterian Church and the Greer Gymnasium is located in the United States
Buckhorn Presbyterian Church and the Greer Gymnasium
LocationOff Kentucky Route 28 in Buckhorn, Kentucky
Coordinates37°20′53″N 83°28′32″W / 37.34806°N 83.47556°W / 37.34806; -83.47556Coordinates: 37°20′53″N 83°28′32″W / 37.34806°N 83.47556°W / 37.34806; -83.47556
Area5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built1927
ArchitectGreer, Edward F.
Architectural styleScandinavian
NRHP reference #75000818[1]
Added to NRHPJune 27, 1975

The Buckhorn Presbyterian Church (also known as the Buckhorn Lake Area Church) and the Greer Gymnasium are two historic log buildings located off KY 28 in Buckhorn, Kentucky. The church and the gymnasium, completed in 1928 and 1927 respectively, are the only two surviving buildings from Witherspoon College, a Buckhorn school which served grades 1-12. Presbyterian minister Harvey Murdoch established the church and school in 1902 in response to southeastern Kentucky's lack of educational facilities and permanent churches at the time. Both institutions grew rapidly; the school had 369 students by 1914, and when the new church building was constructed, the 865-member congregation was the largest rural Presbyterian church in Kentucky. The church and gymnasium were the last two buildings constructed for the college; the older buildings have since been lost to fire or demolition.[2]

The buildings were added to the National Register in 1975.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
  2. ^ Mills, Gloria (March 10, 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Buckhorn Presbyterian Church and the Greer Gymnasium". National Park Service. Retrieved July 12, 2014. Accompanied by photos.

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