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Protestant Episcopal Church of St. James the Greater

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1857, Samuel Sloan; 1877 parish house. Cedar and Walnut sts.

Among the earliest of the Anglican churches of the Philadelphia diocese, St. James was rebuilt in the mid-nineteenth-century canal and industrial boom. It is one of a group of similar midcentury Episcopal churches by Sloan located within a short distance of each other at Holmesburg (Emmanuel Church) and Frankford (St. Mark's). With their central bell-cote at the top of the gable, they each reflect the continuing importance of St. James the Less in Philadelphia ( PH136) as a model for rural parish churches.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Protestant Episcopal Church of St. James the Greater", [Bristol, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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