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St Paul's Episcopal Church

  • Address: VA 55
  • Vicinity: Off VA 55
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1802/00/00 James Christopher Wren Architect St Paul's is built in Flemish bond brick, 1801-1803, as a district courthouse for Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudon and Prince William counties.
1812/00/00 Hygeia Academy buys the old district courthouse and operates here until it closes in 1816.
1822/00/00 Old Hygeia Academy is bought by William Skinker Jr and Parson Steeler begins holding Episcopal meetings.
1830/00/00 William Skinker Jr donates his building to the Episcopal Church.
1834/00/00 Bishop William Meade Vocation St Paul's is consecrated by Bishop William Meade.
1861/06/21 Confederate Army commandeers St Paul's to use as a hospital at the First Battle of Manassas. First Battle of Bull Run
1862/08/30 Union Army use St Paul's as a hospital at the Second Battle of Manassas. Second Battle of Bull Run
1862/11/05 Union troops strip St Paul's of its pews and use the sanctuary as a stable. The building was fired by the departing troops. Burning of Haymarket by Union Troops
1862/11/06 The walls of St Paul's and three small houses near it escape destruction in the fire and, as a consequence, the town remained virtually unpopulated for the remainder of the Civil War. Burning of Haymarket by Union Troops
1867/00/00 St Paul's Episcopal Churchis restored at a cost of $600 and services are resumed.
1915/12/01 Edmund Berkeley Died Edmund Berkeley dies at the age of 91. He is buried at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery in Haymarket.

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Particulars for St Paul's Episcopal Church:
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Courthouse
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private
Area of Significance Religion
Historic Use Religious Property
Level of Significance State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 75002031
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Wren,James
Architectural Style: No style listed
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Politics-government, Religion
Applicable Criteria: Event
Criteria Consideration: Religious property
Period of Significance: 1800-1824, 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1801, 1834, 1867
Historic Function: Government
Historic Sub-Function: Courthouse
Current Function: Religion
Current Sub-Function: Religious structure

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