1018 Rivermont Ave

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1018 Rivermont Ave
Property Name
Rivermont Methodist Church
Date Built
Edward G. Frye
Style & Architectural Description
Romanesque Revival. Large Romanesque Revival-style brick church with gable roof and built on a cruciform plan. Central tower on south facade has open, arched bellfry. Much decorative molded and patterned brickwork is used throughout including a corbel cornice. Later the Holy Trinity Lutheran Chuch and Socttish Rite Temple.
  • 1897 Unknown 
  • Unknown-1957 W. T. & Maggie M. Crank
  • 1957-1959 Viola B. Stephenson
  • 1959-2001 Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Lynchburg
  • 2001-2012 WACA LLC
  • 2012-Present Immanuel Christian Church TRS 
Anecdotal Information
The lot was purchased by Rivermont Methodist Church in 1893 and the church was completed in 1897, based on a design of architect Edward G. Frye. With the merger of Centenary and Rivermont Methodist Churches in the 1920s, the church was sold to a Lutheran congregation, and the building was renamed the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church that remained there until the 1950s when new church was built on Langhorne Road. According to the Lynchburg City Directory, form 1956-2001 this was the home of the Scottish Rites Temple and Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Free Masonry. It became the Immanuel Christian Church in 2012.


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Randolph College
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