Greensboro Religious Buildings Tour (Self Guided), Greensboro

Many of Greensboro’s religious buildings are stunning works of architecture, several of them over one hundred years old. Among the city’s treasures you will find the beautiful First Presbyterian Church, designed in the Gothic style. Discover Greensboro’s most unforgettable religious buildings in the following tour.
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Greensboro Religious Buildings Tour Map

Guide Name: Greensboro Religious Buildings Tour
Guide Location: USA » Greensboro (See other walking tours in Greensboro)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Author: ellen
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Holy Trinity Church

1) Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church, an Episcopal congregation, is located in downtown Greensboro. Built in the Vernacular style with Gothic features, its triple window is one of the facade’s main architectural elements. You will find a large yard with a stone circle in the center, called a meditation wheel. This church also has a wonderful choir and its own music school.
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Temple Emanuel

2) Temple Emanuel

Originally established in 1907, the present Temple Emanuel on North Greene Street was built in 1924, designed by architect Hobart Upjohn in the Georgian style. Additional wings and buildings were constructed later. Temple Emanuel has a gift shop specializing in Judaica, including artwork, jewelry, cards and more. Shabbat services are offered on Friday nights and Saturday mornings.
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First Presbyterian Church

3) First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church, located in Fisher Park, is a real architectural masterpiece. Inspired by the Cathedral of Albi in France, it was designed by architect Hobart Upjohn in the Gothic style and erected in 1928. Its most notable element is the rose stained glass window, which symbolizes the sacred concept of harmony and completeness. Its vibrant Sunday morning services are accompanied by organ and choir music
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St. Benedict’s Church

4) St. Benedict’s Church

Founded in 1877 as St. Agnes’ Church, the present St. Benedict’s Church, constructed in 1899, is one of the oldest members of the Diocese of Charlotte. This red brick construction with a tower is noteworthy for its beautiful stained glass windows depicting the birth and baptism of Jesus.
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United Institutional Baptist Church

5) United Institutional Baptist Church

Founded in 1930, the present United Institutional Baptist Church on East Market Street was built at the end of the 20th century. A red brick construction with a tower, after major renovations, stained glass windows and the mural of Christ were added. Sunday morning worship begins at 7:30 am, with additional activities offered daily. This church also contains a great gift shop.
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United House of Prayer for All People

6) United House of Prayer for All People

Located at the corner of South Dudley and East Market Streets, the United House of Prayer for All People is a red brick building with a triangular stained glass window on its facade. Its tower has a hexagonal roof topped with two angels and its facade bears three distinctive crosses. A staircase with a sculpture of a lion sitting guard on each side leads to the entrance of the church. Founded in the beginning of the 20th century, the United House of Prayer for All People serves the Pentecostal community.
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Wells Memorial Church

7) Wells Memorial Church

The present Wells Memorial Church, located between East Market and Lee Streets, was built in 1985. Its architecture is remarkable for its angular form, tall spire and wall-high stained glass windows. This church holds Sunday worship at 6:00 am, with daily activities offered at 7:00 pm.

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Travel Distance: 2.8 km
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
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Travel Distance: 2.8 km
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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km