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Trinity Episcopal Church

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1852–1854, George Purves; 1873 facade, Charles L. Hilger; later alterations and additions; 1996 restored, Jahnke Architects. 1329 Jackson Ave.
  • (Photograph by Karen Kingsley)

Trinity’s congregation, founded in 1847, worshipped in a small wooden building until this stuccoed brick Gothic Revival church was built. Initially the church had a pair of turrets, but, considered unsafe, they were removed and the facade was plastered over in 1873 by Hilger (1830–1879). The facade is strongly articulated with a central gabled tower, a projecting gabled portico, a triple-arched window, buttresses, pinnacles, and moldings and trefoil designs. In 1883 the nave was extended by one bay and a chancel. The interior, without aisles and with tall windows, feels light and spacious. The nave is covered by a ceiling of cypress wood.

Across Coliseum Street at 1401 Jackson, Trinity Episcopal School occupies the two-story Italianate-influenced house designed by Lewis E. Reynolds in 1852 for William Perkins, renovated and expanded by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. Les Enfants, another project on the Trinity campus, was converted in 2004 to institutional use by Waggonner and Ball Architects, linking two shotguns with a transverse room at the rear of the existing buildings.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas
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Timeline

  • 1852

    Built
  • 1873

    Facade
  • 1996

    Later alterations

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Citation

Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas, "Trinity Episcopal Church", [New Orleans, Louisiana], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/LA-02-OR136.

Print Source

buildings of new orleans book

Buildings of New Orleans, Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 168-169.

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