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Uniontown in Perry County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Church of the Holy Cross

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, November 8, 2013
1. Church of the Holy Cross Marker
Inscription.
Side 1:
May 1844 - Episcopalians in Uniontown and Marengo County united to form Union Parish. The parish was admitted to the Diocese of Alabama on May 2, 1845. After the donation of this site in 1847, ladies of the congregation diligently worked to raise sufficient funds for the construction of the first church. Although incomplete for many years, services were first held here in January 1848 for the black and white communicants. In 1853 Union Parish divided and the Marengo County parishioners formed St. Michael’s Parish in Faunsdale. In 1863 Church of the Holy Cross was consecrated by Bishop R.H. Wilmer. In 1900 the frame building was replaced by a brick church through the generosity of Mrs. Maria Price Davidson as a memorial to her late husband, Alexander C. Davidson.
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Side 2:
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Architect Edwin H. Oliver of New Orleans designed the Church of the Holy Cross, reputedly inspired by a 10th-century chapel in Amiens, France. The church is regarded as a rare example in the Deep South of the Arts and Crafts style as expressed in religious architecture. The church follows a cruciform plan with a bellcote at the juncture of the cross gables. The lateral walls are reinforced by small buttresses, while shed and gable dormers enliven
Church of the Holy Cross Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 8, 2013
2. Church of the Holy Cross Marker (reverse)
the roof line. Stained glass windows memorialize prominent parish families. The triple-arched chancel window above the altar is a Tiffany window designed by noted Selma artist Clara Weaver Parrish.
 
Erected 2004 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 27.078′ N, 87° 31.013′ W. Marker is in Uniontown, Alabama, in Perry County. Marker is at the intersection of Franklin Street and Old Greensboro Road, on the left when traveling east on Franklin Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Franklin Street, Uniontown AL 36786, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Green Gables (approx. one mile away); St. Michael's Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); St. Michael's Episcopal Churchyard (approx. 5.5 miles away); Freetown (approx. 9.2 miles away); Bethel Hill Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 10.5 miles away); Bethel Baptist Church & Cemetery (approx. 10.5 miles away); Dr. Benjamin M. Duggar (approx. 11.5 miles away); St. Andrew’s Church (approx. 11.5 miles away).
 
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Church of the Holy Cross image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 8, 2013
3. Church of the Holy Cross
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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