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Waldensian Presbyterian Church is a historic Waldensian church at 104 East Main Street in Valdese, Burke County, North Carolina.

Waldensian Presbyterian Church
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Waldensian Presbyterian Church is located in North Carolina
Waldensian Presbyterian Church
Waldensian Presbyterian Church is located in the United States
Waldensian Presbyterian Church
Location104 E. Main St., Valdese, North Carolina
Coordinates35°44′34″N 81°33′45″W / 35.74278°N 81.56250°W / 35.74278; -81.56250Coordinates: 35°44′34″N 81°33′45″W / 35.74278°N 81.56250°W / 35.74278; -81.56250
Area2.3 acres (0.93 ha)
Built1896
Architectural styleRomanesque
NRHP reference #84000116[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 25, 1984

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In 1893, twenty-nine Waldenses from the Cottian Alps of Italy arrived in Burke County, North Carolina, to pave the way for several hundred other Waldensian immigrants. In 1897, the Waldensians began to construct a Romanesque-style church that would resemble those they left in Italy and France. The building was officially completed in 1899.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1] The congregation is a component of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Dana E. Mintzer (May 1984). "Waldensian Presbyterian Church" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-08-01.

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