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Near Culpeper in Culpeper County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mitchells Presbyterian Church

 
 
Mitchells Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, October 4, 2009
1. Mitchells Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription. Built in 1879, this Gothic Revival church stands two miles of this location. It contains an elaborate example of trompe-l’oeil fresco painting done in 1888. Joseph Dominick Phillip Oddenino, an Italian immigrant artist, painted to deceive the eye into believing that his plaster murals of Gothic arches, Renaissance-styled cornices, and embellished Corinthian columns were three dimensional. The ceiling is decorated with geometric designs.
 
Erected 1985 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number F-25A.)
 
Location. 38° 24.584′ N, 78° 0.568′ W. Marker is near Culpeper, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is at the intersection of Zachary Taylor Highway (U.S. 522) and Winston Road (Virginia Route 617) on Zachary Taylor Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Culpeper VA 22701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Mitchells Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Battle of Cedar Mountain (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lee and Pope (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mount Pony Signal Station
Wide-angle view of the Mitchells Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, October 4, 2009
2. Wide-angle view of the Mitchells Presbyterian Church Marker
(approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Cedar Mountain (approx. 3 miles away); 46th Pennsylvania Infantry (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Cedar Mountain (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Cedar Mountain (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Culpeper.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicChurches, Etc.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 728 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 11, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 16, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Pictures of the trompe-l’oeil fresco paintings inside the church. • Can you help?
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