Built In 1874 And Still Worshipping

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The Brentsville Union Church was completed in 1874 and is still available for worship services by local religious groups. The church is part of the 28 acre Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre. The church, 1822 courthouse, 1822 jail and 1922 one room schoolhouse are now owned and maintained by Prince William County.

There is a rope from the belfry to the sanctuary near the front door. The bell was rung to signal worship and other events. It is said the original bell was removed for use elsewhere by Presbyterians - I didn't know "my people" would do that sort of thing :)

Architectural lines in rural America during the 18th and 19th century were clean, symmetrical and functional. Their simplicity was the source of their beauty.There are probably thousands of them standing and serving throughout the country today.

Brentsville Union Church

Even the decorative features of the windows and doors were understated.

Brentsville Union Church Entry

Before Arthur and I entered the sanctuary we knew we would see more of the style that was so typical of rural America, revealing the strength of simple functionality that was the foundation and building blocks of the country.

Brentsville Union Church Sanctuary

Brentsville Union Church and other Prince William County historic sites can be rented for private functions - go to Rental Information

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The Kruschkas are long term Prince William County residents with over 30 years experience as real estate brokers serving Woodbridge, Manassas, Dumfries, Manassas Park, Bristow, Brentsville, Gainesville and Haymarket.

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If you plan to buy or sell a Prince William County home or property contact Karen and Art by Email or call us at 703-499-9279. Put our record of customer service, real estate experience and state-of-the-art technology to work for you in Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Prince William County, Stafford County or the entire Northern Virginia Area.

 




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Karen Crowson
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I love all the old buildings on the east coast. I doubt if we have anything that old in my town. 1860s possibly.

Dec 31, 2011 06:31 AM #1
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Karen  That is pretty old anywhere in the US

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I grew up on the Eastern Shore Virginia and there are many old churches and historical sites located in that area.  I remember sitting in wooden pews similar to the ones pictured.  Have a Blessed New Year! 

Dec 31, 2011 06:43 AM #3
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Joanne And the very same to you

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I love the old buildings and just found your blog so will enjoy.. Congrats in advance on hitting 1,000,000 points!! Happy New Year!

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Hi Karen, I have ALWAYS been a fan of your hyper-local posts and this one is as good as any! I love the pictures and the history lesson! As some of the thers mentioned, you live in an area with history and traditions tha go waaaaaay back! Best to you and Art in 2012

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Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year Karen ~  Wishing you much success in 2012!!  I love touring old churches. 

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Hi Karen, I just stopped by to wish you and yours a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year !  Love this church too.

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Roy  Thank you again  :)

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