In July of 1854, construction of the Church of the Cross began. Architect E. B. White designed a structure described then as a “handsome cruciform Gothic building”, which indeed it remains today. Fanned arches with a look of palmettos top its mullioned windows that are framed by latticed shutters. The builders sent to England for the rose-colored glass in the windows. Inside, soft-pink scored plaster enhances the warm light. Exposed pine timbers evoke power and stability.

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View of Main Entrance

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View of Main Entrance from Southwest

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Main Entrance

 

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Altar

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Sanctuary

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West Facade

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Church of the Cross

Bluffton,South Carolina

1854