Our State Quiz: Sacred Spaces Houses of worship — no matter what kind — offer sanctuaries of peace, love, and hope across North Carolina. written by Alan Hodge photograph by Les Todd/Duke Photography Sacred Spaces St. Thomas Church in Bath is the oldest church building still standing in North Carolina. It was built in 1734 for what denomination? Those who want to add an equestrian angle to their worship services can congregate at one of several “cowboy” churches in our state. One such place, Central Station Cowboy Church, is located off NC Highway 27 in what Cabarrus County community? St. Joseph’s Catholic Church near Mount Holly is one of the oldest surviving Catholic churches in North Carolina. The little white structure dates back to 1844 and was constructed for Catholic gold miners from what country? The magnificent Duke University Chapel in Durham was first used for graduation exercises in 1932 and was officially dedicated in 1935. This house of worship was built in what architectural style? St. Philips Moravian Church in Old Salem is the only historically black Moravian congregation in the nation, and the oldest African-American congregation in the state. It was originally organized for a mostly enslaved population in what year? The Temple of Israel, which opened in 1876, is the oldest synagogue in North Carolina. This Moorish Revival-style house of worship is located in what New Hanover County city? The Ar-Razzaq Islamic Center is more than 40 years old, making it one of the oldest Muslim communities in the state. This mosque is located on West Chapel Hill Street in what city? There are a number of churches in North Carolina that appeal to motorcycle riders. One such sanctuary, known simply as the “Biker Church,” is located just off U.S. Highway 74 Business, near Forest City in what county? People who enter Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Glendale Springs are greeted by a striking fresco of the Last Supper, created by what famous artist who grew up in Statesville?