Created By: Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, St. Andrews Roman Catholic Church was constructed in 1902. It is of the High Victorian Gothic Architectural Style. The congregation was established in 1882 when the Catholic population grew due to railroad growth in Big Lick. Father John W. Lynch said his first mass in a rail passenger coach. A small brick church was completed first, followed by a permanent rectory in 1887 (still standing). The new church was completed around the old brick structure, which later was dismantled and materials thrown out the windows of the new church.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Gainsboro History Walk