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 US
Christ Episcopal Church (Springfield, Illinois)
Location 611 E. Jackson St., Springfield, Illinois
Coordinates 39°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
Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built 1888 (1888)
Architect Bullard & Bullard
Architectural style Romanesque, Other, Richardsonian Romanesque
NRHP reference # 80001410[1]
Added to NRHP September 12, 1980

Christ Episcopal Church is an Episcopal church located at 611 E. Jackson St. 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]


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