Essential Architecture- the North East

Christ Church

architect

Dr. John Kearsley (spire: Robert Smith)

location

Philadelphia, PA.

date

1727-44, spire 1750-54

style

Federal

construction

Brick, stone and wood trim

type

Church
   
  a: view from southeast, from Columbian Magazine vol. 1 (1787), suppl. p. 839 and
  b: east end, photo pre-1968, R. C. Smith (U. Penn. slide coll.).
 
  c: south flank, photo 1996, M. Brack.
   
  d: steeple (U. Penn. slide coll.: gift).
 
  e: west end (U. Penn. slide coll.: gift).
 
  f: detail over Palladian window (U. Penn. slide coll.: gift).
 
  g: interior looking east (U. Penn. slide coll.: gift).
 
  h: pulpit (U. Penn. slide coll.: no source).
 
  i: detail of arcade, photo 1985, M. Brack.
 
  j: detail of northeastern corner, photo pre-1968, R. C. Smith (U. Penn. slide coll.).
 

links

 

Society of Architectural Historians

Special thanks to the Society of Architectural Historians
for some of the images on this page (copyright SAH).
www.essential-architecture.com