Trinity Episcopal Church (Mobile, Alabama)


Trinity Episcopal Church (Mobile, Alabama)

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caption = Trinity Episcopal Church in 2008.
location= 1900 Dauphin Street
Mobile, Alabama
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built = 1853-57
architect= Frank Wills; Henry Dudley
architecture=Gothic Revival
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added = 20 August 1990cite web | url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/ | title=National Register Information System | accessdate=2008-03-03 | work=National Register of Historic Places | publisher=National Park Service] cite web|title="Alabama: Mobile County "|work="National Register Historic Places"|url=http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/al/mobile/state3.html|accessdate=2008-03-02]
governing_body = Private
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Trinity Episcopal Church is a historic church in Mobile, Alabama, United States. It was the first large Gothic Revival church built in Alabama. The design was by architects Frank Wills and Henry Dudley.cite web|title="The History of Trinity Episcopal Church"|work="Trinity Episcopal Church"|url=http://www.trinitymobile.org/history.htm|accessdate=2008-03-02]

History

Trinity Episcopal Church was established in 1845 as the second Episcopal congregation in Mobile. Christ Church Cathedral was the first. The cornerstone for the building was placed on April 8, 1853. A yellow fever outbreak swept through the city in that year and the church's register shows that the rector conducted 49 funerals in September 1853. This appears to have delayed construction, but the building was finally completed in 1857. It was located at the corner of St. Anthony and Jackson Streets until it was moved to Dauphin Street in 1945.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. It was nominated for National Historic Landmark designation, but did not obtain this status due to the building having been moved.

Architecture

Trinity Episcopal Church is Gothic Revival, in a Middle Pointed style inspired by 14th century English architecture. The church is built in brick and is an aisled nave-and-chancel structure with a monumental bell tower. This church served to inspire the rector of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Huntsville to hire Frank Wills to design a sanctuary for his congregation. The designs for both churches are very similar.citation|title=PDFlink| [http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NHLS/Text/74000420.pdf National Landmark Nomination: Episcopal Church of the Nativity] |537 KB|date=July 21, 1989 |author=R. Gamble, Harvie Jones, and Frances Roberts |publisher=National Park Service and PDFlink| [http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NHLS/Photos/74000420.pdf Accompanying 7 photos, exterior and interior, from 1989.] |1.59 MB]

ee also

*National Register of Historic Places listings in Mobile County, Alabama

References

External links

* [http://trinitymobile1.googlepages.com/ Trinity Episcopal Church - official website]


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