Mt. Zion Christian Church

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Mt. Zion Christian Church
Mt. Zion Christian Church - Richmond, Kentucky.jpg
Mt. Zion Christian Church is located in Kentucky
Mt. Zion Christian Church
Mt. Zion Christian Church is located in the US
Mt. Zion Christian Church
Nearest city Richmond, Kentucky
Coordinates 37°40′25″N 84°15′14″W / 37.67361°N 84.25389°W / 37.67361; -84.25389Coordinates: 37°40′25″N 84°15′14″W / 37.67361°N 84.25389°W / 37.67361; -84.25389
Area 0.8 acres (0.32 ha)
Built 1852
Architectural style Greek Revival
MPS Madison County MRA
NRHP reference # 88003318[1]
Added to NRHP February 8, 1989

The Mt. Zion Christian Church in Richmond, Kentucky, was completed in 1852 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1]

Church attendees included slaveholders and their slaves.[2]

It has cannonballs embedded in its south wall, from the American Civil War's Battle of Richmond on August 29 and 30, 1862. The church was used as a hospital.[2]

It is a brick structure, with brick laid in double-stretcher Flemish bond and in American bond. Its facade has three pilasters supporting an entablature which gives a pedimented appearance, consistent with Greek Revival style, but the church's Jack arches are elements of Federal style.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c S. Willis; H. Powell (1986). "Kentucky Historic Resources Inventory: Mt. Zion Christian Church" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved January 9, 2018.  With six photos from 1986.