St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church (Harpers Ferry, West Virginia)

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St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church
St Peters church -Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA-30Sept2011.jpg
(Photograph, Sept 2011)
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church (Harpers Ferry, West Virginia) is located in West Virginia
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church (Harpers Ferry, West Virginia)
Location Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°19′28″N 77°43′53″W / 39.32444°N 77.73139°W / 39.32444; -77.73139Coordinates: 39°19′28″N 77°43′53″W / 39.32444°N 77.73139°W / 39.32444; -77.73139
Built 1833
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73001915
Added to NRHP March 30, 1973[1]

St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia occupies a prominent location on the heights above Harpers Ferry. The original church was built in 1833 in a pseudo-Gothic style which it kept through the Civil War, in which it was the only church in Harpers Ferry to escape destruction. The church was extensively altered in 1896 in the then-popular Neo-Gothic style to produce the church seen today. The church commands a sweeping vista across the gorge of the Shenandoah River above its confluence with the Potomac River. The street along the side of the church building is part of the Appalachian Trail. A short trail leads from the church to Jefferson Rock. St. Peter's Church is a mission church of St. James in Charles Town. A Mass is offered at the historic church Sunday at 11 a.m.[2]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Ted McGee (October 6, 1972). National Register of Historic Places Nomination: St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church PDF (951 KB). National Park Service. 

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