St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, built in 1769 after two years of construction, is one of South Carolina's most unique churches and an excellent example of Georgian architecture. Like other churches built in the 18th century, St. Stephen's is a one-story, rectangular structure but features many unique elements. These include doric pilasters, a high Gambrel roof, Jacobean curvilinear gables and an ornamental tray ceiling. Its architecture and age are the primary factors for its designation as a National Historic Landmark (1970). It is an active Episcopalian parish.
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