Structure in General
- This Episcopalian church has been an active parish since 1695, and was among Philadelphia's leading churches during the Revolution.
- This Georgian Colonial structure is of red brick, with balustrades and urns on its roof, and a large Palladian Window in front under a medallion of George II.
- The steeple (on the church's west end) was the tallest structure in North America at the time of the Revolution.
- Christ Church is often called 'The Nation's Church'.
- The church's font was originally from All Hallows-by-the-Tower in London and was the font in which William Penn was baptized.
- Christ Church and its steeple were partly financed by lotteries managed by Benjamin Franklin.
- The important revolutionary figures George and Martha Washington, Robert Morris, Benjamin Franklin, and Betsy Ross had pews, all of which remain.
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