Saturday, December 6, 2008

McBee Chapel - Conastee, SC

Was built in 1841 at the request of Alexander
McBee son of Vardry McBee founder of Conestee, S.C.
This building was designed and laidout by John Adams, Vardry McBee's millwright.
Mr. Adams designed the church in an octagonal shape so as to accommodate more seating space. The church seats 150 people. There are only two other octagonal brick churches of this type in the United States.


Dutch Boling said...

Greg. My dad attended a church like this at Taylors. He made a model of it, which is on display at the Taylors First Baptist Church.
Thanks for sharing this. Dutch

gregjoens said...

This was submitted by Joel Shaw...
Greenville owes a great debt to Vardry McBee and his vision for the importance of churches in Greenville. Did you know he donated land to ANY denomination who would build a church? BSUMC, First Pres, CCES, Greek Church, St. Mary's, 4th Pres, old First Baptist downtown are all on donated land (about 1830).