Hill Country History

Lowrey Memorial Baptist Church (1908)

Lowery Memorial Baptist Church (1908)


Lowrey Memorial Baptist Church was built in 1908, on the campus of Blue Mountain College.  It was built in the memory of Mark Perrin Lowrey (1828-1885), a former Confederate General who founded the Blue Mountain Female Institute.  The church was designed by architect Reuben Harrison Hunt, of the R. H. Hunt and Company architectural firm out of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Lowrey Memorial Baptist Church is built in the Eclectic/Colonial Revival style, and is a two-story seven-by-seven-bay brick building with a pyramidal hip-roof, a gable-roofed central section, and a four-story square tower with pinacled corners.