St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Richmond, Virginia)

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church
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Basic information
Location 815 E. Grace St., Richmond, Virginia
Affiliation Episcopal Church
Status Active
Leadership The Rev. Wallace Adams-Riley, Rector
Website http://www.stpauls-episcopal.org/
Architectural description
Architect(s) Thomas Somerville Stewart
Architectural style Greek Revival
Direction of façade northeast
Specifications
Capacity 850
Materials
St. Paul's Church
St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Richmond, Virginia) is located in Virginia
St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Richmond, Virginia)
Location 815 E. Grace St., Richmond, Virginia
Coordinates 37°32′23″N 77°26′7″W / 37.53972°N 77.43528°W / 37.53972; -77.43528Coordinates: 37°32′23″N 77°26′7″W / 37.53972°N 77.43528°W / 37.53972; -77.43528
Area 0.8 acres (0.32 ha)
Built 1845 (1845)
Architect Steward, Thomas B.
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 69000357[1]
VLR # 127-0014
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 4, 1969
Designated VLR November 5, 1968[2]

St. Paul's Episcopal Church is an historic Episcopal church in Richmond, Virginia. Located directly across the street from the Virginia State Capitol, it has long been a popular house of worship for political figures, including General Robert E. Lee and Confederate President Jefferson Davis.[3]

Other notable people associated with the church are Rev. Dr. Charles Minnigerode who led the church during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras. The Right. Rev. John Shelby Spong, (now retired as bishop of the Diocese of Newark), began to attract national attention while rector of St. Paul’s (1969–1976).

St. Paul's was built in 1845 as a branch of the Monumental Church, which had outgrown its building. The Greek Revival church was designed by Thomas Somerville Stewart and modeled largely on St. Luke's Church, now Church of St. Luke & the Epiphany.[4] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969 as St. Paul's Church.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "St. Paul's Church National Register Nomination Form". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Who We Are: History", StPauls-Episcopal.org, retrieved 2011-02-28 

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