1301-1305 Rivermont Ave

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1301-1305 Rivermont Ave
Property Name
Rivermont Avenue Baptist Church
Date Built
McLaughlin, Petit & Johnson
Style & Architectural Description
Gothic Revival. Large brick church with irregular massing. Main body has two crenellated towers of uneven height with tall round-arched windows. Building on south is 8-bay, 2-story brick with crenellated entrance porch. Brick addition on west in vaguely Gothic style was completed 1953. Doors on Rivermont side replaced with double wooden doors with slight ornamentation.
  • 2004-2017 Rivermont Avenue Baptist Church INC
  • 2017-Present Gospel Community Church 
Anecdotal Information
Church was completed in 1911 to the design of the architectural firm of McLaughlin, Petit, and Johnson.The building is an early work by Stanhope Johnson before he settled into the Georgian Revival style. It is a well preserved example of the Gothic Revival style and defines the corner of Bedford and Rivermont Avenues. The congregation was organized in 1886 and built its first church on Cabell and H streets ( this church is now MT. Carmel Baptist).


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Gerard Sherayko

Department of History

Randolph College
2500 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24503