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Jamestown Church Historical Facts and Pictures

Jamestown church, one of the oldest buildings of the United States was fractionally built in 1639 at Jamestown settlement, the colony of Virginia. Owned by the Preservation Virginia, it is a part of the Jamestown National Historic Site.

Jamestown Church

Jamestown Church

Jamestown Colony Church

Jamestown Colony Church

The original church tower

In the year 1617, the first church was built on this site where the first Representative Legislative Assembly met on July 30, 1619. The construction of the current church tower started in 1639 and took four years to complete. However, the remaining part of the abandoned original church was demolished in 1750, when a new church was erected 3 miles away.

Jamestown Church Images

Jamestown Church Images

Jamestown Church Pictures

Jamestown Church Pictures

The 20th century reconstructed church

The present church designed by Edmund M. Wheelwright was built by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, in the year 1907. Constructed on the cobblestone and brick foundations of the 1639 church, most of its architecture is inspired from St. Luke’s Church. The foundations of the old church can be viewed from a see-through glass in the floor of the new one. A few yards away there is the famous James River, flowing along, adding to the beauty of the historic setting of this place.

Jamestown Church Tower

Jamestown Church Tower

Church interiors in this day

The church is constructed of sun dried bricks that lends the structure an artistic appeal. Nowadays, Virginia offers rental services of this church for weddings, christening, funerals and ceremonial commemorations. It holds 75 seats and 25 stands, a space large enough for these services to be conducted.

Inside of Jamestown Church

Inside of Jamestown Church

Jamestown Church Inside

Jamestown Church Inside

Jamestown Church Interior

Jamestown Church Interior

One Response to Jamestown Church Historical Facts and Pictures

  1. ravi says:

    i would want to visit this place..good one

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1639 (partially)

Jamestown, Virginia

Preservation Virginia
Edmund M. Wheelwright
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America