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Dividing Creek, Cumberland County
of the elements of the grand stone Methodist and Baptist churches of
the 1880s can be found in this smaller wood-frame rendition. The corner
with its two Gothic arch openings in the belfry, the pinnacles at each
corner and the slope of the steeple might be found on many stone
buildings—courthouses and churches—from this era. Note the
variety in the shapes of the windows, the overhang at the top of the
of the building, and the occasional placement of the false buttresses.
It seems to me that compliance with ADA requirements does not necessitate
erection of an entrance ramp in such a prominent location, but then,
nothing else about this church seems to evidence any sense of design,