First Presbyterian Church of Aiken

First Presbyterian Church of Aiken (HMJI5)

Location: Aiken, SC 29801 Aiken County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 33.819', W 81° 43.272'

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This church, founded in 1858 with 14 charter members and W. Peronneau Finley and John D. Legare as elders, first met in the Aiken Town Hall on Laurens St. Its first permanent sanctuary, a frame building designed by Charleston architect Edward Brickell White, was completed and dedicated in 1859. It stood at the corner of Laurens Street and Railroad (now Park) Avenue until it was demolished in 1924.

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The second sanctuary, a Classical Revival brick building, was designed by Aiken architect Willis Irvin and served the congregation until 1969. The church membership tripled during the Aiken population boom of the the 1950s and was renamed First Presbyterian Church of Aiken in 1959. The present sanctuary, designed by the firm of Hallman and Weems, was built here in 1968-68 and dedicated in 1969.
HM NumberHMJI5
Marker Number2-40
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Congregation
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 8:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 433059 N 3714008
Decimal Degrees33.56365000, -81.72120000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 33.819', W 81° 43.272'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 33' 49.14" N, 81° 43' 16.32" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 224-298 Barnwell Ave NW, Aiken SC 29801, US
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