New Market Presbyterian Church (New Market, Alabama)
New Market Presbyterian Church
The church in February 2012
|Location||1723 New Market Rd., New Market, Alabama|
|Area||0.6 acres (0.24 ha)|
|Built by||Lem Teague|
|Architectural style||Late Gothic Revival|
|NRHP reference #||88001348|
|Added to NRHP||August 25, 1988|
New Market Presbyterian Church is a historic building located in the heart of New Market, Alabama. For 130 years, the church has been a pillar to the community. The Late Gothic Revival-style church was built in 1888, and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
The National Register of Historic Places plaque in front of the Sanctuary reads: "Mary Miller deeded land in 1849 to serve both Methodist and Cumberland Presbyterian congregations. The original building burned and the Methodists in 1882 sold their interest in a second building. This second church destroyed by a tornado in 1884. Present building erected in 1888. In 1906 the Cumberland Presbyterians left to form a new church, and the remaining members affiliated with the First Presbyterian Church, USA."
The physical building is located at 1723 New Market Road in New Market, Alabama.
According to New Market Presbyterian's National Register of Historic Places Registration form, the building is in "near-original condition, including the clear cylinder-glass of the lancet windows." The Gothic style pews were originally in the Marysville Presbyterian Church (Marysville, Alabama). The "seven-plane barrel-vaulted wooden ceiling" is rumored to be a gift from the church's building contractor. The ceiling's design consists of "narrow boards in large half-bond rectangles divided by wide borders of the same material in herringbone and soldier patterns." The interior wood is naturally finished and varnished. The Sanctuary's suspended stove fluke was removed around 1980 and replaced with central heating and cooling.
- Jones, Harvie P. (January 13, 1988). "New Market Presbyterian Church". National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. National Park Service. Archived from the original on December 24, 2013. Retrieved December 24, 2013. See also: "Accompanying photos". Archived from the original on December 24, 2013. Retrieved December 24, 2013.
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