Halltown Union Sunday School

National Historic Landmark — Halltown, West Virginia — Jefferson County

Answering the pleas of black community leaders, West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Daniel Lucas donated land adjacent to the old “Colored Free School” for a place of worship. The Halltown Union Colored Sunday School, now called the Halltown Memorial Chapel, was built during off-work hours and used by the town’s black residents. The Gothic Revival stone chapel is in nearly original condition after a 1983 renovation by the Halltown Memorial Chapel Association. Architectural features include pointed arch windows and doorways, open beam interior ceilings, stained glass windows in the sanctuary, and the original pulpit.

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