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Christ Church Cathedral

 
 
Christ Church Cathedral Marker image. Click for full size.
By S. C. McCullough, April 19, 2019
1. Christ Church Cathedral Marker
Inscription.  First Episcopal church in Ky., founded in 1796. Present Gothic structure, completed in 1848, was built by John McMurtry. Thomas Lewinski, architect. The Rev. James Moore was first rector and first president of Transylvania Univ. The Diocese of Ky. was divided into two dioceses in 1895. Christ Church became the Cathedral of the new Diocese of Lexington.
 
Erected 2010 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2316.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 2.932′ N, 84° 29.802′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on Market Street 0 miles north of Church St., on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 166 Market St, Lexington KY 40507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Clay's Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Taking Politician Henry Clay to Court 1829
Christ Church Cathedral image. Click for full size.
By S. C. McCullough, April 19, 2019
2. Christ Church Cathedral
(within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Brown, M.D. (1769 - 1830) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Black Lexingtonians Believed Strongly in Education 1865 (about 300 feet away); Lexington Public Library 1905 - 1989 / A Carnegie Library (about 400 feet away); Morgan House (about 400 feet away); Slavery in Fayette Co. / Cheapside Slave Auction Block (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Categories. ArchitectureChurches & Religion
 
<i>Mill Street, Lexington, Showing Christ Church, ca. 1900-1915</i> image. Click for full size.
lantern slide by Elmer L. Foote (courtesy of the Lexington Public Library), circa 1910
3. Mill Street, Lexington, Showing Christ Church, ca. 1900-1915
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2019, by S. C. McCullough of Charlotte, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2019, by S. C. McCullough of Charlotte, North Carolina.   3. submitted on May 31, 2019. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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