Oxford Presbyterian Church

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Presbyterian Church Building
Oxford Presbyterian Church front.jpg
Front of the church
Oxford Presbyterian Church is located in Benton County, Indiana
Oxford Presbyterian Church
Oxford Presbyterian Church is located in Indiana
Oxford Presbyterian Church
Oxford Presbyterian Church is located in the US
Oxford Presbyterian Church
Location NW of Benton and Justus Sts., Oxford, Indiana
Coordinates 40°31′8″N 87°15′2″W / 40.51889°N 87.25056°W / 40.51889; -87.25056Coordinates: 40°31′8″N 87°15′2″W / 40.51889°N 87.25056°W / 40.51889; -87.25056
Area less than one acre
Built 1902
Built by Steele Brothers
Architect Sharpe, W. F.
Architectural style Romanesque Revival
NRHP reference # 84000997[1]
Added to NRHP March 1, 1984

The Oxford Presbyterian Church is a historic Presbyterian church located at Oxford, Indiana, USA. Its congregation originated as an offshoot of Central Presbyterian Church of Lafayette, Indiana. At the time of its establishment, there were two separate churches, First and Second Presabyterian Churches of Lafayette. In 1914, they merged as Central Presbyterian.[2] The church was built in 1902 and is a 1½-story, Romanesque Revival style brick building with a gable / hipped roof. It features a three-story, square corner tower with a pyramidal roof.[3]:2

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Presbyterian Church Building in 1984.[1]

The former church has been preserved as a community center and local history museum known as Oak Grove Heritage House.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Early Churches of Tippecanoe County Indiana
  3. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2015-07-01.  Note: This includes Robert E. Duffy (June 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Oxford Presbyterian Church" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-07-01.  and Accompanying photographs.
 4.History of Churches & Worship Groups in the Oxford Area by Iris Gray Dowling, 2012

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