Beechfork Presbyterian Church

Beechfork Presbyterian Church (also Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church) is a historic church in Springfield, Kentucky.

Beechfork Presbyterian Church
Beechfork Presbyterian Church is located in Kentucky
Beechfork Presbyterian Church
Beechfork Presbyterian Church is located in the United States
Beechfork Presbyterian Church
Nearest citySpringfield, Kentucky
Coordinates37°45′14″N 85°10′30″W / 37.75389°N 85.17500°W / 37.75389; -85.17500Coordinates: 37°45′14″N 85°10′30″W / 37.75389°N 85.17500°W / 37.75389; -85.17500
Area4 acres (1.6 ha)
Built1836
Architectural styleRomanesque, Gothic Revival
MPSWashington County MRA
NRHP reference No.88003406[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 10, 1989

The church was built in 1836 by a Presbyterian congregation that had organized three years earlier, made up of families centered along the Beech Fork north of Springfield. It was renamed Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church c. 1843-1844. The building is a brick nave plan church, the original facade is laid in Flemish bond. An 1889-1900 renovation added a Gothic vestibule to the front and Gothic arched windows.[2][3]

The building and the adjoining cemetery were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Joe DeSpain (December 14, 1982). "Kentucky Historic Resources Inventory:Beechfork Presbyterian Church/Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-05-21.
  3. ^ Gibson Worsham; Charlotte Worsham (April 1985). "Historic Resources of Washington County" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-05-21.