244-year-old church seeks place on national register

Posted: Friday, January 19, 2001

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- The Buffalo Presbyterian Church, which North Carolina has already granted historic status, has applied for a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.

The designation would qualify the 244-year-old congregation for federal preservation grants. In 1980, the federal government denied the church's application because it made a small addition to the sanctuary in 1957.

Church historian Herb Tucker submitted all of Buffalo's property for consideration, including its historic cemetery. The church hired Davyd Hood, an architectural historian from Lincoln County, to help the congregation make its case.

The church is being screened by the National Register, a process that could take up to a year, said Deborah Tharrington, an assistant with the Department of Cultural Affairs.

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