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St. Luke's Episcopal Church

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1855, John M. Gries; 1860, Richard M. Upjohn; 1895, 1907, George T. Pearson. 5421 Germantown Ave.
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

Contrasting with the plainness of the Quakers across the street is the Episcopal complex that had its beginning in 1855 with a chapel by Gries. Rebuilt in 1860 by Upjohn of New York City, it was augmented by the Gothic Revival St. Margaret's Home in 1895, designed by Germantown architect Pearson. He also designed the present late Victorian stone church of St. Luke in 1907.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "St. Luke's Episcopal Church", [Philadelphia, 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, 139-139.

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