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Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church

1864 - 1964

 
 
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By David Seibert, December 17, 2011
1. Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription. The Rev Charles Todd Quintard, surgeon and priest severing as chaplain in the Confederate Army, organized St. Luke’s Parish Easter Monday, March 28, 1864. Confederate troops erected first building on the south side of Walton Street, between Broad and Forsyth streets. Consecrated April 22, 1864, by Bishop Stephen Elliott first Bishop of Diocese of Georgia. There Quintard conducted funeral services for Episcopal Bishop and General Leonidas K. Polk. During the burning of Atlanta, building was consumed by fire. On June 12, 1870, the parish reorganized with name of St. Stephen’s in honor of Bishop Stephen Elliott. January 3, 1872, the vestry made St. Luke’s rebirth official by voting that “The present name of St. Stephen’s be changed to that formerly held ~ St. Luke’s.” Church erected in 1875 at Spring and Walton streets and on April 10, 1881, The Right Rev. John W. Beckwith took charge of this as his cathedral, thus making it the first building in the Diocese of Georgia so designated. A new building erected in 1863, bore cathedral status until 1894. The present structure dates from 1906. In 100 years there have been 17 rectors, 6 of whom have become Episcopal Bishops.
 
Erected 1964 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-193.)
 
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Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 17, 2011
2. Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church Marker
Looking north on Peachtree Street
This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 45.98′ N, 84° 23.119′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Peachtree Street 0.1 miles south of Pine Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker stands in front of the church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 435 Peachtree Street, Atlanta GA 30308, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baltimore Block (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Georgian Terrace Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); James J. Andrews (approx. half a mile away); Dr. John S. Pemberton (approx. half a mile away); The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Winecoff Fire (approx. 0.6 miles away); Georgia Institute of Technology (approx. 0.7 miles away); 1998 Shining Light Award (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Also see . . .  Saint Luke's Episcopal Church. (Submitted on December 31, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 17, 2011
3. Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church Marker
Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 17, 2011
4. Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church
Built in 1906.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 410 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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