St. Mark's Episcopal Church (Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania)

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St. Mark's Episcopal Church
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Race Street, Jim Thorpe (Carbon County, Pennsylvania).jpg
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, HABS Photo, 1979
St. Mark's Episcopal Church (Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
St. Mark's Episcopal Church (Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania)
Location Race and Susquehanna Sts., Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°51′46″N 75°44′21″W / 40.86278°N 75.73917°W / 40.86278; -75.73917Coordinates: 40°51′46″N 75°44′21″W / 40.86278°N 75.73917°W / 40.86278; -75.73917
Built 1867-1869, 1887
Architect Richard Upjohn
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 77001135
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 26, 1977[1]
Designated NHL December 23, 1987[2]

St. Mark's Episcopal Church is a historic Episcopal church located at Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, Pennsylvania. It was designed by Richard Upjohn between 1865 and 1867 in the Gothic Revival style. Originally built in 1867, after the first church was demolished, and the cornerstone for this new church was laid in September 21, 1867. It was officially consecrated on September 21, 1869. The church is constructed of regularly coursed dressed stone and is in the form of a Latin cross. It features a square, crenellated bell tower and octagonal stair turret. The Sarah Packer Memorial Building, designed by Addison Hutton, was added to the church in 1887-1890. Asa Packer was a vestryman for 44 years and warden for 24 years. He and his family donated considerable funds toward the construction of the church and its additions.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (Jim Thorpe)". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  3. ^ Carolyn Pitts (1976(?)). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Saint Mark's Episcopal Church" (PDF). National Park Service.  Check date values in: |date= (help) and Accompanying four photos from 1976 PDF (32 KB)
  4. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (SEARCHABLE DATABASE). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Sally McMurry (July 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: St. Mark's Episcopal Church" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-30. 

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