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The First United Presbyterian Church is historically and culturally significant as one of the older Gothic Revival Churches in the City of Charlotte.
The sanctuary structure features large square buttressed towers, doubled paneled entrance doors cantered in the tower base, with wooden tracery above the doors, high diamond light windows with pointed arch heads, and stained glass windows with typical Gothic arches above.
Upon entering the sanctuary through any of the several exterior doors one encounters a soaring space of carefully scaled proportion and finished with skillfully executed details. Through stained glass windows on three aides, natural light floods the sanctuary. This soft illumination enhances the warmth of the dark stained woodwork throughout the room. A high wainscot of beaded pine strips runs continuously around the perimeter. Above this the walls are smooth plaster rising to the spring line of the ceiling vaults. Where window openings occur the windows are surrounded with angular plaster jambs rising to pointed Gothic arches above.
This fine building is an extraordinary example of church design most popular during the late Victorian period in Charlotte. During this time the prospering Queen City saw a number of congregations from many different denominations erect new buildings. With few exceptions these new buildings were done in this late Gothic Revival style. The First United Presbyterian Church building is historically significant as an example of this important architectural style.
The facility offers these spaces for rental – Sanctuary, Educational Building – classrooms and open space; and Kitchen.