First Presbyterian Church

Located at the southwest corner of the Capitol facing Union Square, the church addresses its corner site with an angled entry and tower. The irregularly shaped red-brick building exhibits characteristics of the Romanesque Revival style with its heavy, asymmetrical massing and rounded arches. The open bell tower, surrounded by small copper-capped pinnacles, is particularly commanding.

Date: 1900

Images

First Presbyterian Church, 2009
First Presbyterian Church, 2009 Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
First Presbyterian Church, date unknown
First Presbyterian Church, date unknown Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
First Presbyterian Church, date unknown
First Presbyterian Church, date unknown Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
First Presbyterian Church, 1900-1930
First Presbyterian Church, 1900-1930 Image courtesy of the Albertype Co. Collection of North Carolina Photographs (P0074), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Location

112 South Salisbury Street

Metadata

RHDC, “First Presbyterian Church,” Raleigh Historic, accessed February 23, 2024, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/109.