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St. Michael's Church
Description2 pages
City, StateMarblehead, MA
DenominationEpiscopal Church
SubjectFine Arts
NotesBuilt in 1714 from materials brought from England, much of which remains intact, among which are rood, pillars, seats, etc. The curious chandelier, the gift of "John Eldredge, Esq. of ye city of Bristol, England", still illuminates the edifice on special occasions. There is a sepulchre beneath, where until recently pew owners were privileged to bury their dead. The second Rector, the Rev. David Masson, was the clergyman who married George Washington to Martha Custis, in Virginia. The present church bell which was cracked while ringing the news of the Declaration of Independence was remodelled by Paul Revere.
CollectionJames R. Tanis Collection of Church Postcards
ContributorPrinceton Theological Seminary
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