City Directories and History: One of Unions outstanding pieces of Gothic Revival architecture, the Episcopal Church of the Nativity, was constructed in circa 1855 at a time the style was sweeping the South. The altar is reported to be constructed of solid granite and made by an unknown local contractor. The imposing Tiffany widow behind the altar was added later.
One of the early rectors of the church, the Rev. J. D. McCollough also carved the walnut chair, table, and railings in use at the church. Rev. McCollough as well as sisters Charlotte Poulton and Mrs. Mary P. Dawkins were the leading force inspired to build the stone church. Though started in 1855, the church was not completed until Sept. 9, 1859.
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