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Pineville Historic Survey Form

Prepared by Paul Archambault for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission, 2004.

Photographs of Property (front and side elevations)

 
 

 

 
   
 

1.  Name of Property if any

Stough Memorial Baptist Church

2.  Street Address, including City and Zip Code

412 Johnston Drive

Pineville, N.C. 28134

3.  UTM of Property

    17 509865E  3882187N

4.  Tax Parcel Number of Property

    22106319

5.  Owner of Property

     Stough Memorial Baptist Church

6.  Period or Date of Construction

      1950

7.  Source of Information for #6.

Mecklenburg County Tax Records

8.  Present use of Property

K

a.  Agricultural, b. Commercial, c.  Educational, d. Entertainment, e. Government, f.  Industrial, g. Military, h. Museum, i. Park, j. Private Residence, k. Religious, l. Other

10.  Architectural Style

      The tall, single-story, brick sanctuary with Vernacular features is three-bays wide and seven-bays deep.  It sits close to Johnston Drive facing east. The facade includes a two-stage tower aligned with the south elevation.  It features a pyramidal roof, two round-arched, wooden window vents, wall dormers on each elevation, and two round-arched, stained-glass,  twenty-four light, operable windows topped with a transom.  The windows rest above cast stone sills and below keystone caps.  The remainder of the facade includes replacement doors and awning, an additional twenty-four light, operable, stained-glass window with a transom, and a round-arched, wooden vent, which rests above the replacement doors.  The north and south elevations include twenty-four light stained glass windows with transoms, and six-over-six sash windows on the basement floor.  A two-story, side-gable, brick building is attached to sanctuary's rear elevation.  It includes six-over-six sash windows,  two rectangular, wooden vents, two small, round-arched, stained-glass windows, and an external chimney on the rear elevation.

 

11.  Architectural Significance

C

a.  Outstanding, b. Excellent, c. Notable, d. Commonplace

12.  Map Showing Location of Property

 

13.  Paragraph Briefly Summarizing Known History Of The Property.

Many people who lived in the mill village were Baptist and attended Stough Memorial Baptist Church.  Reverend A.L. Stough, a German immigrant, founded the Pineville Baptist Church in 1903 and served as pastor for three years.  Baptists in Pineville went to Flint Hill to worship before Rev. Stough and twenty-five residents formed a Baptist Church in town.  The Harrison Methodist Church edifice was sold and purchased by Stough, and was moved on logs and pulled by mules to a lot on Gay Street (Johnston Drive).  This became the first Baptist Church in Mecklenburg County.  In 1911, The Pineville Baptist Church was renamed “Stough Memorial Baptist Church.” The sanctuary was demolished and the present brick building on 412 Johnston Drive was constructed in 1950.  Today, the structure is used as The Fellowship Building as the Church moved across Cone Avenue to a new building in 1963.[i]


 

[i] Ibid.