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Property Name Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church
Reference Number 13000953
State Tennessee
County Sevier
Town Sevierville
Street Address 2656 Boyds Creek Highway
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 12/18/2013
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE
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The Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion C: Architecture, for the year 1891 at the local level of significance. This Folk Victorian style church is unusual in that it adopted elements of Queen Anne style architecture when most other churches in the region were utilizing Gothic Revival or Romanesque Revival. Additionally, this church incorporates detailing characteristic of the half-timbered subtype of Queen Anne style architecture. As a religious property whose significance is derived from its architectural design, it meets the burden of Criterion Consideration A. The Queen Anne half-timbered subtype is characterized by decorative mock half-timbering in the gable fields and upper-story walls, and groupings of three or more windows.2 The church building exhibits these characteristics, particularly along its primary elevation with mock half-timbering at the apex of the gable, decorative elements above the windows, the tripartite clerestory window, and a combination of vertical, horizontal, and shingle wood wall cladding.


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