Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (West Palm Beach, Florida)

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Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is a historic building at 211 Trinity Place in West Palm Beach.[1][2] It was deemed eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places on December 31, 1998, but was not listed due to objections from the property owner.

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church was formed in 1896 (not long after the railroad to West Palm Beach was completed). Services were held in the community building and library known as the "Free Reading Room" on the lakefront. This building had been donated to the town by C. J. Clarke and was brought by barge from his property on the east side of the lake. At that time there were about 60 resident members. A small church was erected in 1900. The two lots of land for the church donated by Henry Flagler and a Mrs. Marvin at the corner of Dixie and Evernia. The location was described as “the edge of the town and in the jungle.”[3] The first regular services were conducted in 1897. [4]

The building was moved in 1917 to the present location at a site costing almost $24,000 which reached from Olive to the lakefront. Aat 211 Trinity Place, it overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway. The first service was held in the new Spanish Colonial architecture/ Mission Revival architecture building on February 24, 1924. The building was designed by L. Phillips Clarke of Harvey and Clarke (he also designed parish hall in 1929 and the new rectory and Sunday School rooms). Wilcox Bros. were the contractors and did repair work after it suffered hurricane damage in 1928.

See also[edit]

National Register of Historic Places listings in Palm Beach County, Florida


  1. ^ Early History Holy Trinity
  2. ^ Postcard image Florida Memory
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ About us Holy Trinity Church

Further reading[edit]

  • History Of The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-By-The-Sea 1889-1989, by Kathryn E. Hall.

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