Waldensian Presbyterian Church

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Waldensian Presbyterian Church
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Waldensian Presbyterian Church is located in North Carolina
Waldensian Presbyterian Church
Location 104 E. Main St., Valdese, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°44′34″N 81°33′45″W / 35.74278°N 81.56250°W / 35.74278; -81.56250Coordinates: 35°44′34″N 81°33′45″W / 35.74278°N 81.56250°W / 35.74278; -81.56250
Area 2.3 acres (0.93 ha)
Built 1896
Architectural style Romanesque
NRHP Reference # 84000116[1]
Added to NRHP October 25, 1984

Waldensian Presbyterian Church is a historic Waldensian church at 104 East Main Street in Valdese, Burke County, North Carolina.


In 1893, twenty-nine Waldenses from the Cottian Alps of Italy arrived in Burke County, North Carolina, to pave the way for several hundred other Waldensian immigrants. In 1897, the Waldensians began to construct a Romanesque-style church that would resemble those they left in Italy and France. The building was officially completed in 1899.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1] The congregation is now affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA).

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  1. ^ a b Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Dana E. Mintzer (May 1984). "Waldensian Presbyterian Church" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 

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