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Christ Lutheran Church

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1812–1814, George Small. S. George and E. Mason sts.
  • Christ Lutheran Church (© George E. Thomas)
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

The third building for York's Lutheran congregation, it followed the original log building and a later stone church. Stone from the 1760 building was used in the foundation of the present church. It followed the general model of Philadelphia's Zion Lutheran Church (demolished), though the spire refers to the earlier Christ Church (PH4) and to Reading's Trinity Lutheran Church (BE7). The building was renovated in 1872 and restored for the nation's sesquicentennial in 1926.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Christ Lutheran Church", [York, 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, 356-357.

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