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St. Paul's Catholic Church, Portsmouth, VA

St. Paul's Catholic Church - National Register of Historic Places Ref # 2000619, date listed 20020606

. 518 High St.

. Portsmouth, VA (Independent City)

. St. Paul's Catholic Church is located at the intersection of Washington Street and High Street in downtown Portsmouth. Constructed as an urban church, it has a compact Gothic Revival cruciform plan. Also an historic rectory and a non-historic education/social hall are on the site. The fifth church to be constructed on the site, it was designed by John Peebles and dedicated in 1905. The building is constructed of load-bearing masonry walls clad in quarry-faced granite from Mount Airy, North Carolina, set in an alternating pattern of narrow and wide courses. The roof is constructed of steel beams with slate shingles fastened to iron purlins. The building exhibits typical Gothic Revival details including limestone window surrounds, belt courses, drip moldings, and tracery. The original stained glass windows are located throughout the church building. (1)

. References (1) NRHP Nomination Form

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