St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia

Saint Mark's Episcopal Church on Locust Street in Center City, Philadelphia, is an Episcopal church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. It is part of the Diocese of Pennsylvania.

The church was founded in the mid-19th Century as part of the Tractarian Oxford Movement revival in the Anglican Church. The building was built by John Notman in the Gothic Revival style between 1847 and 1849, based on an original design by English architect Richard Cromwell Carpenter. The tower was designed by Notman, and completed in 1865 by George Hewitt. The Main entrance with polychromed figurers depicting "Christ in Majesty" are part of the portal designed by Milton Bennett Medary of the Zantzinger, Borie, and Medary firm in 1923.

The Lady Chapel designed by Cope and Stewardson in the late decorated Gothic style, was built in 1900. The chapel's the ceiling is the first known example in the US of a stone vault. Both construction of the chapel and its furnishings were donated by Rodman Wanamaker in memory of his late wife. Because of its architectural quality and significance, the building has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
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Sight Name: St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Sight Location: Philadelphia, USA
Sight Type: Religious
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