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St. Mark's Episcopal Church

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1847 nave; 1875 transept; 1947 tower. King and 2nd sts.
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

Cruciform in plan, this diminutive Carpenter Gothic frame church is a local landmark. According to legend, the bell in its tower announced the arrival of the stagecoach, while the number of pews in the remarkably well-preserved interior traditionally equaled the number of canal boats operating in Northumberland.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "St. Mark's Episcopal Church", [Northumberland, 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, 400-400.

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