First Presbyterian Church - Incorporated 1804
First Pres was incorporated in 1804 and celebrated their centennial in 1904 and in May 1954 the church celebrated their 150th Anniversary. Again in 2004 First Presbyterian Church celebrated their 200th year. The architect for this church was Robert Mills, born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1781 to a prosperous tailor who invested well. When Robert Mills developed an interest in architecture his family apprenticed him to James Hoban, architect of the White House. Mills designed eleven churches in five states, including Richmond's famous Monumental Church. There is evidence supporting Mills as the architect of the gothic revival Christ Episcopal Church in Winchester, Virginia
One of the more noted Pastors that filled the pulpit was Rev. Doctor Joseph Ruggles Wilson and Janet Woodrow the parents of Woodrow Wilson the 28th President of the United States. Woodrow Wilson himself was born in Staunton, Virginia but grew up in Augusta, Ga during the Civil War. His parents were born in Ohio but were sympathetic to the South and cared for wounded Confederate soldiers in their church on Telfair Street.
I have been in this church for a wedding and when they hosted a special speaker. It truly is a treasure with some original furnishings on display inside.