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The Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace

Episcopal

 
 
The Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. The Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace Marker
Inscription. The first Episcopal services in Gettysburg were held at the courthouse in 1867. The first church building of the parish was built on Stevens St. in 1876.

Conceived as a memorial to the dead of both sides in the Civil War, the cornerstone of this building was laid on July 2nd, 1888, the 25th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg. Funded by national subscriptions, the building was completed in 1900.

In 1970, a fire gutted the church, however, the historic tower with its memorial tablets was spared. A faithful congregation reconstructed the interior that same year.
 
Location. 39° 49.705′ N, 77° 13.873′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Baltimore Street (Business U.S. 15) and West High Street, on the right when traveling south on Baltimore Street. Click for map. Located in front of the Prince of Peace Episcopal Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 West High Street, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Field Hospitals - Cavalry Corps (a few steps from this marker); Temples of Mercy (a few steps from this marker); Presidents Attended Service Here (a few steps from
The Prince of Peace Marker Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. The Prince of Peace Marker Episcopal Church
The marker stands at the front of the church.
this marker); Gettysburg Address Memorial and Abraham Lincoln Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); "uncertainty and dread" (within shouting distance of this marker); “ . . . I Am Going To Die” (within shouting distance of this marker); John L. Burns (within shouting distance of this marker); Sisters of Charity of Emmitsburg (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Brief History of the Prince of Peace Episcopal Church. (Submitted on May 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 689 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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