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St. Mark's Episcopal Church

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1922–1926, Baskervill and Lambert. 1952, 1960, additions. 520 N. Boulevard

This brick building is the most sophisticated of three church buildings on the Boulevard. The steeple and portico of the Federal Revival structure were influenced by the work of James Gibbs and Charles Bulfinch and would not look out of place in New England. The pedimented Ionic-columned portico has a modillioned cornice. The tower rises in three stages with an octagonal cupola on top. The interior, with barrel-vaulted nave, recalls Peter Harrison's King's Chapel, Boston.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "St. Mark's Episcopal Church", [Richmond, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 264-264.

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