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St. Luke's Protestant Episcopal Church

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1860, Richard M. Upjohn and Son. 1946 Welsh Rd.

The relative size and greater wealth of Episcopal churches are evident in this tiny gem by the New York City firm that spread elite design across the northern tier of the nation. They, too, were influenced by St. James the Less ( PH136). Here local schist is formed into a narrow nave that ends in a broad polygonal apse. The polychromed brick and stone arches and the roof's slate pattern tie it to the rising colorism of English Victorian architecture.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "St. Luke's Protestant 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, 157-158.

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