Christ Episcopal Church (Springfield, Illinois)

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Christ Episcopal Church
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Christ Episcopal Church (Springfield, Illinois) is located in Illinois
Christ Episcopal Church (Springfield, Illinois)
Christ Episcopal Church (Springfield, Illinois) is located in the United States
Christ Episcopal Church (Springfield, Illinois)
Location611 E. Jackson St.,
Springfield, Illinois
Coordinates39°47′50″N 89°38′51″W / 39.79722°N 89.64750°W / 39.79722; -89.64750Coordinates: 39°47′50″N 89°38′51″W / 39.79722°N 89.64750°W / 39.79722; -89.64750
Area0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built1888 (1888)
ArchitectBullard & Bullard
Architectural styleRichardsonian Romanesque
NRHP reference No.80001410[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 12, 1980

Christ Episcopal Church is an Episcopal church located in Springfield, Illinois. The Richardsonian Romanesque church is built in rusticated stone and features stained glass windows and a rounded chancel; the Illinois State Register described it as "one of the most beautiful churches ever built in Springfield".[2] The church was built in 1888 and partly sponsored by businessmen George H. Webster and Charles Ridgely, who stipulated in their donation that the church must always conduct a low church service; the church is now the only low church in the Episcopal Diocese of Springfield. A parish house was added to the church in 1914, and a Sunday school building was added in 1950.[2]

The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 12, 1980.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Christ Episcopal Church" (PDF). Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 22, 2013.

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