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Sandy Grove Presbyterian Church. Fort Bragg Cultural Resources Management Program (CRMP). Sandy Grove Presbyterian. Built 1854 Daughter church to Long Street Presbyterian Originally built as a Greek Revival structure A 1917 renovation included Gothic Revival additions.

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sandy grove presbyterian church

Sandy Grove Presbyterian Church

Fort Bragg Cultural Resources Management Program (CRMP)

sandy grove presbyterian
Sandy Grove Presbyterian
  • Built 1854
  • Daughter church to Long Street Presbyterian
  • Originally built as a Greek Revival structure
    • A 1917 renovation included Gothic Revival additions
  • Sandy Grove Presbyterian, 2010
sandy grove gothic revival elements
Sandy Grove, Gothic Revival Elements
  • Gothic Revival elements:
    • Peaked, gothic-style windows in lieu of original Greek Revival
    • Front vestibule w/steeple (original double door entry enclosed by vestibule); Palladian window between entrance in-filled with clapboard

Original Greek Revival windows shortened and “Gothicized” with peaked surrounds (left). Front vestibule and steeple added to enclose the original double door entrance on north elevation (above); slave entrance on south elevation in-filled with clapboard.

interior elements
Interior Elements
  • Hand-planed pews
  • Elevated dado/pulpit
  • Central supportive columns
  • Ghost marks on floor and ceiling (covered by metal/wood) mark loci of early wood stoves (used as heat sources)
  • Interior reoriented in 1917 renovation: pews turned around; dado/pulpit relocated; slave entrance in-filled
greek revival ghost marks
Greek Revival Ghost Marks
  • Ghost marks (architectural “footprints”)
    • Original slave entrance
    • Window surrounds
sandy grove cemetery
Sandy Grove Cemetery
  • Contains 214 marked graves and six memorial markers
  • Earliest: Alexander Campbell (d. 1859)
  • Latest: Mary Chappell King Wright (d. 1977)
  • Small concrete markers mark loci of original wooden markers (not extant)
crmp maintenance of sandy grove
CRMP Maintenance of Sandy Grove
  • Recommend routine maintenance of architectural elements, cemetery, and grounds
  • Report and redress vandalism damage

Repaired window with Lexan covering to protect against breakage

Window vandalized by bullets and stones

crmp tours of sandy grove
CRMP Tours of Sandy Grove
  • Walking tours of church and/or cemetery available by appointment
    • Pamphlets available at CRMP office
    • Call CRMP at 910-396-6680, or email through the CRMP website’s Contact Us page