St. Mary's Episcopal Church (Franklin, Louisiana)

The St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Franklin, Louisiana, United States, is a historic church at 805 1st Street. Designed by New Orleans architect James Freret for R.W. Micou, it was advertised by the Lhote Lumber Company in its 1883 Buyers' Guide.

St. Mary's Episcopal Church
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St. Mary's Episcopal Church (Franklin, Louisiana) is located in Louisiana
St. Mary's Episcopal Church (Franklin, Louisiana)
St. Mary's Episcopal Church (Franklin, Louisiana) is located in the United States
St. Mary's Episcopal Church (Franklin, Louisiana)
Location805 1st St., Franklin, Louisiana
Coordinates29°47′38″N 91°32′38″W / 29.79389°N 91.54389°W / 29.79389; -91.54389Coordinates: 29°47′38″N 91°32′38″W / 29.79389°N 91.54389°W / 29.79389; -91.54389
Area.25 acres (0.10 ha)
Built1871-72
Architectural styleGothic Revival
NRHP reference No.80004327[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 21, 1980

The current Gothic Revival church building was built in 1872 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1] A parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, St. Mary's also maintains the historic Trowbridge House just across the street.

It was deemed "significant in the area of architecture as a fine example of a mid-nineteenth century Gothic Revival church. Although this was a style for church architecture which flourished in the eastern states, St. Mary's is one of only about 12 extant good examples in Louisiana."[2]

The church was organized in 1846 and was accepted into its diocese in 1847.[2]

St. Mary's Church holds regular Christian formation programs and Sunday worship at 10:30. The Rev. Stephen Crawford is rector.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Gertrude E. Dinkins (June 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: St. Mary's Episcopal Church". National Park Service. Retrieved March 22, 2019. With accompanying three photos from 1980

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