February 22, 2013 | Comments Off
Students have begun working on their submission for the 2013 Peterson Prize. The Peterson Prize is an award sponsored by the National Park Service, which recognizes the best set of student created HABS drawings. This year, SCAD historic preservation students are recording Whitefield Chapel, located at the Bethesda Home for the Boys. Whitefield Chapel’s namesake is George Whitefield, the founding father of Bethesda and Methodism. The cornerstone of the church was laid in 1918, but it was not completed until 1925. The design of the church is similar to colonial period Anglican churches found along coastal South Carolina and Georgia. Typical features of this style include a long, narrow symmetrical plan; use of tall, slender double-sash windows topped by lunettes; a stained glass window at the rear of the chancel; and a balcony above the narthex.