Posts tagged ‘church’

Victory Temple Missionary Baptist Church

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

This church located in the Southernside community has an artistic puzzle appearance, similar to the Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Buncombe Street. It is located near one end of the now missing Hampton Avenue bridge from yesterday’s post. A pedestrian bridge would connect the community on the other side to this church, and cut out the extra 1.5 mile trip to walk around on the Pete Hollis Boulevard bridge.

Even the chimney matches the construction style

Even the chimney matches the construction style

McBee United Methodist Church

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

This octagonal church was commissioned by Vardry McBee (the ‘father of Greenville’) back in 1842 as a place for employees of one of his factories to worship. The thinking behind the design is that there is more usable floor space per square foot than a square design. It is located in Conestee, SC, and is on the National Register of historic places. It is just one of three surviving octagonal churches in the United States from this era.