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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1695/00/00 William Penn Faith Christ Church is established as a condition of William Penn's Charter.
1744/00/00 Current Christ Church, Philadelphia is built
1745/05/07 Thomas White Groom Esther, widow of John Newman, and daughter of Abraham Hewlings of Burlington county, New Jersey marries Thomas White in Christ Church, Philadelphia.
1752/00/00 Benjamin Franklin Inventor Benjamin Franklin theorizes he could extract electricity from a cloud with an iron rod attached to the yet to be completed steeple of Christ Church, Philadelphia. Invention of the Lightning Rod
1754/00/00 Robert Smith Architect Steeple is added Christ Church by parishioner Robert Smith from Scotland with John Harrison, John Palmer, mason, John Armstrong, carpenter, 1751-1754.
1755/00/00 Jacob Duche Vocation Jacob Duche, rector of St Peter's Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, succeeds Richard Peters as the rector of Christ Church, serving both churches for the next two years.
1782/10/02 Gen Charles Lee Died Charles Lee dies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is buried at Christ Church.
1787/11/15 Eliza Leslie Born Lydia Baker, wife of Robert Leslie, gives birth to a daughter, Eliza Leslie, in Philadelphia, at the corner of Market and Second streets. Eliza Leslie will be baptized in Christ Church by Bishop White.
1787/12/00 Rev Dr William White Vocation Eliza Leslie is baptized in Christ Church, Philedelphia by Bishop White.
1799/05/23 Elizabeth Sophia Duche Henry Bride Elizabeth Sophia Duche marries John Henry at Christ Church in Philadelphia. Marriage of Elizabeth Sophia Duche and John Henry
1799/05/23 John Henry (spy) Groom Elizabeth Sophia Duche marries John Henry at Christ Church in Philadelphia. Marriage of Elizabeth Sophia Duche and John Henry
1836/00/00 Thomas Ustick Walter Architect Thomas U Walter redesigns the interior of the Christ Church sanctuary, 1832-1836.
1882/00/00 George Watson Hewitt Architect G W Hewitt alters the interior of the Christ Church.
1908/00/00 Christ Church steeple is rebuilt after fire, 1908.

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Particulars for Christ Church:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Georgian Architecture
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Historic Use Religious Property

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 70000553
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Georgian
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Religious property
Period of Significance: 1700-1749, 1750-1799
Significant Year: 1727, 1754
Historic Function: Religion
Historic Sub-Function: Religious structure
Current Function: Religion
Current Sub-Function: Religious structure

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