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Mansfield Presbyterian Church
Washington, Warren County
Land for this building was given in 1837, years after the original
congregation was organized in 1822 as the Mansfield Presbyterian church.
that name gave way to the First Presbyterian Church of Washington.
This fine Romanesque Revival building was put up in 1862.
tower on the left once served as the base for a tall steeple, which
burned and some of the tower had to be reconstructed.
In an interesting reversal of the general rule
in areas initially settled by Scotch-Irish,
Methodist church occupies the more prominent place in town and the Presbyterian
church sits a block or two away on a quiet residential street.