Piedmont Heights Walking Tour

Rock Spring Presbyterian Church

1824 Piedmont Avenue NE

Rock Spring Presbyterian Church, on the northwest corner of Piedmont Avenue at Rock Springs Road, is one of Piedmont Heights' greatest treasures. The majestic edifice is no doubt the finest of several Atlanta churches designed by noted English architect Charles Hopson, reputed for his mastery of the Gothic Revival and Tudor Revival styles. Built in 1923, the current structure was constructed using granite quarried on nearby Cheshire Creek and features half-timbering and stucco reminiscent of 16th-century England. Hopson later became an elder in the church, and his original drawing of the building today hangs in the church's History Room.

Built in 1922, the church is attended today by seventh-generation descendants of the congregation who founded it in 1870 and initially worshiped in a simple wood-framed church on the site.

Additions to the church over the years include an Educational Annex in 1953, the Recreation Building in 1955, the Educational Wing in 1964, and the Annie Loudermilk Center in 2000—where the Board of the Piedmont Heights Civic Association now holds its monthly meetings.

In 1990, the church was listed in the National Register of Historic Places and cited, among its other qualifications, as “... an important aspect of religious history in Atlanta.”

GO TO THE NEXT LANDMARK ON THE PIEDMONT HEIGHTS WALKING TOUR: Rock Spring Cemetery

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Piedmont Heights Civic Association
P.O. Box 13355
Atlanta GA 30324

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