St. Andrews Presbyterian Church of the Covenant

James F. Gause, Jr., superintending architect; Gause and Lynch, superintending architects; James B. Lynch, superintending architect; Kenneth M. Murchison, Jr., architect; Rhodes and Underwood, contractors
Variant Name(s):

Church of the Covenant


1916-1917; 1921

Wilmington, New Hanover County
Street Address:

1416 Market St., Wilmington, NC






The complex of matching stone buildings in restrained Gothic Revival style was built in a prominent location on Market Street for the Church of the Covenant, established by First Presbyterian Church to serve residents in the northward expanding city. The sanctuary was built in 1916-1917 with donations from the Sprunt family and dedicated in 1918. The “Plymouth granite” was shipped from quarries in Massachusetts. The Kenan Memorial Building, designed by Murchison and with Gause as superintending architect, was built in 1921 to harmonize with the sanctuary, and other additions came later. In 1944 the Church of the Covenant merged with the much older St. Andrews Presbyterian Church congregation (see A. G. Bauer). The newly joined congregation adopted their combined names and worshiped in the facilities erected for the Church of the Covenant.