Christ Episcopal Church (Raleigh, North Carolina)

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Christ Episcopal Church
street view of the church
Christ Episcopal Church (Raleigh, North Carolina) is located in North Carolina
Christ Episcopal Church (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Location 120 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°46′51.21″N 78°38′15.04″W / 35.7808917°N 78.6375111°W / 35.7808917; -78.6375111Coordinates: 35°46′51.21″N 78°38′15.04″W / 35.7808917°N 78.6375111°W / 35.7808917; -78.6375111
Built 1848
Architect Richard Upjohn; Hobart Upjohn
Architectural style Other, Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 70000469 (original)
87002597 (increase)
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 28, 1970 (original)
December 23, 1987 (increase)[1]
Designated NHL December 23, 1987[2]

Christ Episcopal Church is an Episcopal church in Raleigh, North Carolina located on Edenton Street.[3]

It is located within Capitol Area Historic District, a National Historic Landmark district and has a distinctive bronze weather vane at the peak of its steeple. The Ravenscroft School, a private K-12 school in Raleigh, was started by members of the church and named after the Episcopal Bishop of the area at that time, John Stark Ravenscroft, who was also the rector of the church.

Olivia Raney served as organist until her death in 1896.[4]

The church was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.[2][5]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Christ Episcopal Church". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-24. 
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  4. ^ Pattison, Kate (2009-05-06). "The Olivia Raney library, Raleigh’s first". Raleigh Public Record. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  5. ^ Carolyn Pitts (1987(?)). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Christ Episcopal Church" (PDF). (includes design drawings by Richard Upjohn) (National Park Service).  Check date values in: |date= (help) and Accompanying 20 or so photos, exterior and interior, from 1920, 1960, 1973, and 1987 PDF (32 KB)