Historic Polegreen Church - Interpretive Church Structure

Location: Mechanicsville, VA
Construction Schedule: August 2000 - June 2001
Construction Value: $151,00

Description:

Historic Polegreen Church, which was attended by Patrick Henry from age 11 to age 22, was led by the Reverend Samuel Davies.  Like the Franklin Memorial in Philadelphia, this structure is a steel skeleton built over the remnants of the 18th century brick foundation.  This project required careful excavation in order to protect the foundation, as well as any artifacts unearthed in the process.

The floor is paved with brick, with a granite edge, and other granite details within the floor.  This structure will serve to preserve the spirit of the original Polegreen Church, built in 1755, and subsequently destroyed during the Civil War Battle of Totopotomoy Creek, 1 June 1864.  The formation of the Polegreen Church was a result of early “Dissenters” seeking to exercise their rights to religious freedom.


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