Christopher and Ruffin Vaughn, builders
Fayetteville, Cumberland County
3525 Cliffdale Rd., Fayetteville, NC
Built for a congregation probably founded by 1800, McPherson Presbyterian Church is said to have incorporated materials salvaged from the destroyed United States Arsenal. It is a stuccoed brick structure with Gothic Revival windows and a belfry. The location originally lay a few miles outside of Fayetteville but is now within the city limits. Church history states that much of the work was done by church members. The church website notes the recent discovery of the plans for the 1867 building. (If the bricks from the arsenal showed fire damage, their condition might have motivated the congregation to stucco the building.) Ruffin Vaughn became a member and a deacon of this church, and the ornate reading desk bears a brass plaque stating it was made in 1887 by Ruffin Vaughn.