St. Peter's Episcopal Church of Germantown

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St. Peter's Episcopal Church of Germantown
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St. Peter's Episcopal Church of Germantown is located in Pennsylvania
St. Peter's Episcopal Church of Germantown
Location 6000 Wayne Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°2′2″N 75°11′2″W / 40.03389°N 75.18389°W / 40.03389; -75.18389Coordinates: 40°2′2″N 75°11′2″W / 40.03389°N 75.18389°W / 40.03389; -75.18389
Area less than one acre
Built 1873
Architect Furness & Hewitt
Architectural style Gothic
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 85001960[1]
Added to NRHP September 05, 1985

St. Peter's Episcopal Church of Germantown is a historic church at 6000 Wayne Avenue in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1873 to the designs of Furness & Hewitt. George W. Hewitt likely was mainly responsible for the design, but the influence of Frank Furness is readily seen in the exuberant proportions of the steeple.[2]

The church was built as part of the suburban development of the area by Henry H. Houston and Houston served as Church Warden for many years.[2]

The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. It is a contributing property of the Tulpehocken Station Historic District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b Thomas, George (1985). "St. Peter's Episcopal Church". National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Retrieved January 4, 2014.