Historic Polegreen Church

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You don't have to be attending a lecture or getting married to visit this unique church. It's open to the public every day from sunrise to sunset. The original structure was built in the late 18th century for a Presbyterian congregation, but the destruction of the Civil War also brought down the church in flames with a cartridge shot by a man who had ironically been baptized there. In 1990, the Presbytery of the James used original pre-Civil War sketches of the church to build a simple steel frame that would have supported the walls and roof. The result is a surreal but celestial reimagining of an old symbol of religious freedom in America. To get there go east on Hwy 360 from I-295. Exit Lee Davis Rd, going north.

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