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Christ Memorial Episcopal Church

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1881, Henry M. Congdon. E. Market and Pine sts.

King's Handbook of Notable Episcopal Churches in the United States (1889) pronounced this “one of the most satisfactory parish church buildings in the United States.” The Perpendicular Gothic church is constructed of randomly laid square-cut limestone of various hues, and trimmed with yellow Ohio stone, a favorite material of the period and that is especially conspicuous here in the robust tracery of the rose window. The predominant forms recall H. H. Richardson's great central square tower for Trinity Church, Boston, with smaller shingled-roofed conical towers and buttresses. The original pyramidal cap of the tower is gone—but Gothic details tell the stylistic story, including the pointed-arched portals with recessed columns and lancet windows. The interior is equally remarkable, of brick and stone with no plaster in the William Butterfield and Charles M. Burns manner.

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Author: 
George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "Christ Memorial Episcopal Church", [Danville, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-MT3.

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, 505-505.

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