Lutheran Church of the Holy Comforter
A. G. Odell Jr. and Associates, architects; Charles Lyman Bates, Sr., architect; A. G. Odell, architect
Belmont, Gaston County
216 N. Main St.
The small but imposing church of rectilinear forms with walls of grids of light and color was a powerful statement of modernism for its time and place, as it is today. Contrasting with the seeming severity of the exterior, the tall interior glows with warm light coming through translucent panels and colored glass accents. The church received an award of merit from the North Carolina chapter of the AIA.