Episcopal Church of the Advent (Cynthiana, Kentucky)

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Church of the Advent, Episcopal
Cynthiana Church of the Advent.jpg
Front and northern side
Episcopal Church of the Advent (Cynthiana, Kentucky) is located in Kentucky
Episcopal Church of the Advent (Cynthiana, Kentucky)
Episcopal Church of the Advent (Cynthiana, Kentucky) is located in the United States
Episcopal Church of the Advent (Cynthiana, Kentucky)
Location118 N. Walnut St., Cynthiana, Kentucky
Coordinates38°23′29″N 84°17′58″W / 38.39139°N 84.29944°W / 38.39139; -84.29944Coordinates: 38°23′29″N 84°17′58″W / 38.39139°N 84.29944°W / 38.39139; -84.29944
Area0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built1855, 1860
ArchitectBishop Benjamin Bosworth Smith
Architectural styleGothic Revival
NRHP reference No.78001339[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 22, 1978

The Church of the Advent, Episcopal in Cynthiana, Kentucky is a historic church at 122 N. Walnut Street. It was built in 1855 and added to the National Register in 1978.[1]

It was deemed "architecturally significant as a fine adaptation of the Gothic Revival-a style traditionally deemed appropriate for churches of the Anglican Communion. Its seating capacity of eighty-five is symbolic of the religious fervor and optimism of the parish,-which recorded only eleven communicants and thirty-five Sunday School pupils at the time the cornerstone was laid. The building also attains merit through its association with the Right Reverend Benjamin Bosworth Smith, a pioneer Kentucky clergyman and educator."[2]

Its square tower was completed in 1860. It is built of limestone and has a Latin cross plan.[2]

The church's website can be found at https://churchoftheadvent.us.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Daniel Kidd (July 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Episcopal Church of the Advent". National Park Service. Retrieved January 23, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) With seven photos from 1978.