400 Fishburne Street
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“St. Jude’s was built ca. 1888 in the Carpenter Gothic style of the Victorian Period. The board and batten structure replaced an earlier building which was destroyed during a storm. The roof is gable and the doors and windows are in the lancet arch mode, typical of the Gothic style. Wood buttresses are on each side of the facade. There is a rose window centered in the facade.
The original congregation of St. Jude’s was composed of plantation owners of St. Bartholomew’s Parish. The Walterboro Library Society building (38CN1007) was on the present site of St. Jude’s when it served as the center of Walterboro.
Adjacent to the church is the rectory. The frame house is one-story in height with a porch across the facade. Windows are six over six (6/6) lights with exterior blinds.”
Information from: Historic Resources of the Lowcountry, The Lowcountry Council of Government, Cynthia C. Jenkins, Preservation Planner – Published, 1979
Founded in 1855 and rebuilt after the great cyclone of 1879, this Carpenter Gothic style church has board-andbatten exterior walls, with buttresses simulated in wood on the two front corners. The main entrance is in a gabled porch with a lancet-arch doorway and diamond-paned casement windows. Another similar entrance is in a small gabled extension on the right rear corner. The body has five lancet windows on each side with stained
glazing and shutters. A round window is centered in the front gable. A box cornice is repeated in the gable. A small tower, battered on its lower portion, rises to a conical steeple. (SCDAH)
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