Tag Archives: Virginia

St. George’s Episcopal Church-Pungoteague, Virginia

Picture credit: Library of Congress. Taken in 1930.

Built in 1738, the St. George’s Church is the oldest extant church on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Federal Troops used it as a horse stable and caused great damage. It was rebuilt after the Civil War. Some of the original brickwork is still in place. The church is used sporadically, along with its cemetery.

Notice the checkered pattern. This is an early American example of the Flemish bond. You can read more about it and why the brick appears white in some photos on this website.

It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

Shiloh Baptist Church-Painter, Virginia

Shiloh Baptist Church is the oldest Black church in Accomack County, Virginia. The congregation was founded in 1875 after members decided to break away from the white church, Hollies Baptist Church. This is the third building for the church after the first two were lost to fire. This one was built in 1907.

I believe the building on the right is a lodge based on its two floors and shape.

Market Street Methodist Church-Onancock, Virginia

Built in 1882 as a Carpenter Gothic style church, the building was remodeled in 1898 to become more Victorian Gothic. Based on the designs by Baltimore architect Benjamin B. Owens, the church added several stained glass windows, gabled entrances, and the towers. The brown shingles were also added during this renovation.

It’s a contributing structure to the Onancock Historic District.