Christ Episcopal Church and Tashua Burial Ground

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Christ Episcopal Church from the burial ground.
Christ Episcopal Church and Tashua Burial Ground
Christ Episcopal Church and Tashua Burial Ground is located in Connecticut
Christ Episcopal Church and Tashua Burial Ground
Location 5170 Madison Ave., Trumbull, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°17′12″N 73°15′38″W / 41.28667°N 73.26056°W / 41.28667; -73.26056Coordinates: 41°17′12″N 73°15′38″W / 41.28667°N 73.26056°W / 41.28667; -73.26056
Area 1.7 acres (0.69 ha)
Built 1766
Architect Hotchkiss, Clark and Co.
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 01000401[1]
Added to NRHP April 25, 2001
Sign for Christ Episcopal Church Sign.

Christ Episcopal Church and Tashua Burial Ground is a historic site including an Episcopal Church building and cemetery at 5170 Madison Avenue in Trumbull, Connecticut.

The site was founded in 1760[2] and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.

History[edit]

Two prior church buildings had been on the site before the cornerstone of the existing church was laid in 1826. This building is believed to have been designed by Alexander Jackson Davis and was consecrated in 1847.[3] The original building was a 36’ X 26’ structure and stood at the north end of the graveyard. The second, larger building was built across from the first and consecrated in 1795 after the first building was abandoned five years earlier.[4]

Christ Episcopal Church today.

Inside the building, Christ Church displays the original Bible and Book of Common Prayer that was received by the parish in 1762 from England.

Today[edit]

The current building is an example of Carpenter Gothic, a variant of Neo-Gothic architecture. The church parish is still active, with two services held on Sunday mornings.[4]

Tashua Burial Ground from the Church.

Burial Ground[edit]

The burgial ground on the site dates to 1766,[5] and includes 241 plots.[6]

Sign for Tashua Burial Ground.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Images of Trumbull, Trumbull Historical Society, 1997 p27 ISBN 0-7524-0901-8
  3. ^ Images of Trumbull, Trumbull Historical Society, 1997 p23 ISBN 0-7524-0901-8
  4. ^ a b http://www.christchurchtashua.org/About.aspx
  5. ^ http://www.trumbullhistory.org/church/
  6. ^ http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=103759