St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Elkins Park, Pennsylvania)

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, November 2011
St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Elkins Park, Pennsylvania) is located in Philadelphia
St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Elkins Park, Pennsylvania)
Location Old York and Ashbourne Rds., Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°4′16″N 75°7′59″W / 40.07111°N 75.13306°W / 40.07111; -75.13306Coordinates: 40°4′16″N 75°7′59″W / 40.07111°N 75.13306°W / 40.07111; -75.13306
Area 3.5 acres (1.4 ha)
Built 1861
Architect Cooke, Jay; Trumbauer, Horace
Architectural style Gothic
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 82003800[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 22, 1982
Designated PHMC October 01, 1992[2]

St. Paul's Episcopal Church is a historic Episcopal church at Old York and Ashbourne Roads in Elkins Park, Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It was originally built in 1861, and is a gray stone church in the Gothic style. The church was conceived and designed by noted financier Jay Cooke (1821-1905). Its size was doubled with an expansion in 1870, and a 60 feet tall tower added. A transept was added in 1883, and the two-story parish hall wing in 1891. Noted architect Horace Trumbauer (1868-1938) made refinements to the church during the 1897 to 1924 period. Also on the property is the 2 1/2-story rectory built in 1868, a stable, Trumbauer designed Jay Cooke Memorial auditorium (1906), and sexton's cottage (1923). Adjacent to the church is a cemetery laid out in 1879 and expanded in 1905. Located in the cemetery is the Jay Cooke mausoleum.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Frederick Platt (July 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: St. Paul's Episcopal Church" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-05-24.