Location Information
(for the Carmel Presbyterian Church)
Name:Carmel Presbyterian Church
Address:near Kingston
City/County:Natchez vic., Adams County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:c.1850
Architectural Styles(s):Greek Revival
No. of Stories:1
Remodeling Date:1851
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:31 Oct 1985
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Mississippi Landmark Information
Designated:03-21-1996
Recorded:03-25-1996
Book/Vol. No.:V. 20-K, p. 578
Context/Comments
A vernacular wood-frame temple-form Greek Revival church with an intergral tetrastyle portico, the Carmel Presbyterian Church is one of Mississippi's most significant essay in the vernacular Greek Revival style, based on its high degree of architectural finish, its outstanding integrity, and its picturesque pastoral setting. Probably constructed in the 1850s, the church and an echo of the Federal style First Presbyterian Church in downtown Natchez. The architectural integrity of the Carmel Church is outstanding with the only alteration occurring on the portico where the box columns have been cut at the bottom and placed on high brick piers that extend above the level of the floor. Although Carmel Church has no active congregation and is used only a few times a year for religious services, the church is carefully maintained by local residents and former members. Included in Look to the Rock (1961), Shrines to Tomorrow (1971), and Historic Churches of Mississippi (2007).