Architecture

Descriptions from a 1926 magazine article.

Design

The Architectural Style of the Church section is 13th Century Gothic, having a pointed roof. The Kirk House section is 15th century Gothic, having a flat roof. The tower is 72 feet high (approximately 5 stories tall). 

The brick, known as Airdale, came from Camden, South Carolina, and its color scheme is developed in two tones- a gray lavender and a soft red. 

The pew ends are carved in different designs, recalling the early days of the church when each member made his own pew, took it to church, and set it up himself.

 

 

The floor is concrete under cork tile from Wales, Great Britain. 

 

 

The baptismal font is of Caen stone. The octagon shape represents the tradition of infant baptism on the 8th day after birth in the Bible. 

 

 

All of the hardware is of hand-wrought iron. All trim and furniture is oak. All pine lumber, timber, and cypress for window frames was furnished by local mills. All reinforcing and structural steel and cast iron work was furnished by the Laurel Machine and Foundry Company.

 

The original offering plates were hand-carved from olive wood from the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem.

The pulpit was carved by a cousin of Anton Lang’s in the traditional napkin design; on top of it is a genuine old English Bible Box, which is surmounted by an easel brought over from the vicarage at Norbury (the same English church in which the stained glass windows were copied).

Windows

West (above Choir Loft)

       Left                         Center                     Right

 

    Matthew:               Body of Christ:              Luke

                                              Man-face               Wheat Sheaf                  Bull

        

     Mark:                    Resurrection:              John

                                                 Lion                          Tomb                      Eagle

   

            Blood of Christ:

            Fruited Vine

    North (left side of Sanctuary)                                                     South (right side of Sanctuary)

 

  1. Martin Luthur: Rose with crossed heart                              John Calvin: hand holding Heart

  2. Melanchthon: Cross with serpent entwined                       John Knox: Hawk with Band

  3. St. John Chrysothom: Book inscribed                                 St. Jerome: The Vulgate

  4. St. Gregory: Book and Mitre                                                 St. Augustine: Flaming Heart

  5. Virgin Mary: Fleur-de-lis                                                      St. Paul: Sword and Book Inscribed

  6. St. Peter: Crossed Keys                                                          St. Timothy: Martyr’s Club

  7. Samuel: Horn of Anointing                                                  David: Harp

  8. Abraham: Sacrificial Knife                                                    Moses: Tables of the Law

    East (above balcony)

                                                                                  Center

 

                                                                                   Daniel:

                                                  Left                            Ram                         Right

 

                                               Isaiah:                      Jeremiah:                    Ezekiel:

                                                Saw                     Hand and Wand          Turreted Gate

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