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Trinity Episcopal Church

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1847, Napoleon LeBrun; 1920 additions, Zantzinger, Borie and Medary. S. Centre St. at W. Howard Ave.
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

LeBrun's church, which replaced an 1825 William Strickland building for an earlier St. Luke's church, was described at the time of its construction as being “of the purest Gothic style, of stone obtained in the immediate vicinity.” Multiple additions and renovations followed, including J. and R. Lamb's interior frescoes in 1887 and a 1920 parish house by the Zantzinger firm, Philadelphia's most fashionable society architects, along with Samuel Yellin's sumptuous ironwork.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Trinity Episcopal Church", [Pottsville, 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, 446-446.

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