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029-5018 Silverbrook Methodist Church

Silverbrook Methodist Church
Photo credit: Suzanne Tripp & Joanie Evans/DHR, 2012

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VLR Listing Date 09/10/2003

NRHP Listing Date 01/16/2004

NRHP Reference Number 03001438

Silverbrook United Methodist Church in southern Fairfax County village of Lorton, is a well-maintained example of an early-20th-century Gothic Revival rural church. The original church, which contains a sanctuary, was built between 1906–1908, and is a rectangular, one-story, one-room, gable-front, frame structure with a projecting front vestibule topped by a bell tower. The bell tower is covered with wooden fishscale shingles and capped by a metal roof and finial. Windows are rectangular, topped by a Gothic triangular arch. Connected to the northwest elevation is a one-story cinderblock addition built in 1957 and a second cinderblock structure attached in 1990 to the rear of the first. The graveyard, located on the northern and rear section of the Silverbrook Methodist Church property, dates from 1911. The wooded setting of the church has changed very little.

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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated: June 3, 2021