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Christ Church
Format Postcard
Description 2 pages
Language English
City, State Philadelphia, PA
Denomination Catholic Church
Subject Fine Arts
Notes 2nd Street above Market Founded 1695.....Built 1727 An active parish church of the Protestant Episcopal Church which was established here in 1785. Dr. William White consecrated Bishop while Rector 1772-1836; for this reason steeple is topped by Bishop's Mitre. Signers of Declaration of Independence and Constitution worshipped here as did President Washington. Church is Georgian architecture, planned by men who later built Independence Hall. Rare books, documents, Colonial silver among treasures in vault. Church open every day with guide on duty; Sunday services 9 and 11 a.m.
Collection James R. Tanis Collection of Church Postcards
Contributor Princeton Theological Seminary
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