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Christ Church

Identification

Christ Church
118016

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
neo-classicism

Usages

church

Facts

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

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Location

20 North American Street
19106
Old City
Center City
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
U.S.A.

Technical Data

196.00 ft
1754

Involved Companies

bell foundry