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Trinity United Church of Christ (Trinity Reformed Church)

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Trinity Reformed Church
1849. 129 E. Seminary St.
  • (© George E. Thomas)

Mercersburg's German Reformed congregation was founded in 1792. They led the effort to bring York's German Reformed seminary to Mercersburg in 1837; it moved to Lancaster in 1871 (LA25). Trinity Church is something of a fusion design, merging the dated classical style, here a pair of columns in antis within a portico that recalls William Strickland's St. John's Episcopal Church (1815–1816) at N. American and Brown streets in Philadelphia's Northern Liberties, with Gothic arches over the windows that attest to the new taste. The second-story sanctuary and mean interior stairs were inserted later.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Trinity United Church of Christ (Trinity Reformed Church)", [Mercersburg, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 385-385.

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