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Trinity Episcopal Church


  • Address: 1100 Sumter St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1814/00/00 Charles C Pinckney Benefactor First Trinity Episcopal Church building (razed) is constructed on land donated by C C Pinckney, Elias Horry, Peter Smith of Charleston and the South Carolina Legislature.
1845/11/26 Edward Brickell White Architect The cornerstone is laid at Trinity Episcopal Church. Designed in 1840 by White, the nave and the twin towers were constructed first, transepts added and chancel extended under the direction of White, 1861-1862. The church was finished in 1894.
1860/00/00 John S Preston Benefactor Octagonal white Carrara marble font, sculpted by Hiram Powers, is donated by John Preston to Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbia. It is later moved to the Church of the Nativity, Union and replaced by another Preston family donation sculpted by Powers.
1883/12/12 Caroline Hampton Died Caroline Martha Hampton Preston dies in Columbia, South Carolina. She is buried at Trinity Episcopal Church.

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Particulars for Trinity Episcopal Church:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Gothic Revival
Criteria Historic Event
Owner Private
Area of Significance Religion
Historic Use Religious Property
Level of Significance State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 24th February 1971

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Trinity Episcopal Church
Registry Address: 1100 Sumter St.
Registry Number: 71000805
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: White,Edward Brickell
Architectural Style: Gothic
Area in Acres: 3
Contributing Buildings: 1
Contributing Sites: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Architecture, Religion
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Religious property
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1840, 1862, 1894
Historic Function: Religion
Historic Sub-Function: Religious structure
Current Function: Religion
Current Sub-Function: Religious structure

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