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The First Presbyterian Church was built in 1878. It was made of local brick and the cost of the building and furnishings was approximately $6,000.00.

  • Close front view from High Street (view from north to south)
  • Far front view from High Street (view from north to south)
  • Side view of west side (view from east to west)

Inside the church, the four centered arched ceiling above is of chestnut, highly varnished and showing the wood grain. The great girders which drop below, or out from the ceiling, give a look of great strength to the building. Standing in the middle aisle, it is 26 feet from the floor to where these girders join, while the corbels on which they rest at the side are only eight feet from the floor.

Ward, Bryan. Kingwood Preservation Plan. Morgantown, WV. West Virginia University, 1997. This book was produced by the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, Institute for the History of Technology and Industrial Archaeology at West Virginia University for Main Street Kingwood. Printed in the United States of America Copyright 1997 Main Street Kingwood. All rights reserved. Cover illustration by Paul Boxley and cover photograph courtesy of W.G. (Bill) Williams. Main Street Kingwood, 101 East Main St., P.O. Box 357, Kingwood, WV 26537