St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. 1931; 1962

300 Maple Ave, Waynesboro, VA 22980

"One-story nave-form Romanesque-derived church of cinder-block construction with a rock-faced limestone veneer, an asphalt-shingled front-gable roof, and a basement level. The dominant feature is a tapering front entry tower with a gable roof capped by an octagonal spire with a Celtic cross finial. Round-arched and louvered belfry openings are set into a stone or cast-stone panel with machicolation and diapering. Below are a crucifix with Christ figure under a small gable, and at ground level is the main entry in a round-arched embrasure with a diapered tympanum with an eagle figure and a banner with Latin motto, and batten doors hung on decorative strap hinges. Small round-arched stained-glass windows run down the sides and there are small gabled dormers with stained-glass windows on the slopes of the roof. To the rear is a two-story Modernist office and classroom addition built in 1962 of tan brick veneer with a fiat roof and a stone facing on the Eleventh Street elevation to tie it in with the original section. The rear addition appears to incorporate a smaller original wing. In the angle of the L formed by the original church and addition is a sunken garden. T. J. Collins & Son designed the church (Shaw, Ranzini, and Wood, \""Waynesboro Tree Streets Historic District;\"" Bowman, Waynesboro Days of Yore, vol. 1 p. 137)."

National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form 2/4/02