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Bryn Athyn in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bryn Athyn Cathedral

 
 
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Inscription.  

Bryn Athyn Cathedral
is a contributing building to the
Bryn Athyn Historic District
designated a
National Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America

Bryn Athyn Cathedral (1914-1929) is part of the historic district
that contains outstanding buildings of Beaux Arts
and Arts and Crafts architectural styles in a rural
landscape. Its use of unique designs, symbolism and
building materials is of the highest national achievement.
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Bryn Athyn Cathedral

Bryn Athyn Cathedral is dedicated to the worship of the Lord God Jesus Christ. It is the episcopal seat of the General Church of the New Jerusalem, part of a Christian denomination known as the New Church. The origins of the New Church lie in eighteenth-century Sweden, with the theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772). Strongly rooted in the teachings of
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the Old and New Testaments, these books present a unified system of theological thought, and a new approach to Christianity.

This Gothic and Romanesque-style complex, dedicated in 1919, is renowned for the old world craftsmanship used to create its distinctive architecture and magnificent stained glass windows. While medieval in style, the symbolism of the Cathedral, wrought in stone, wood, metal and glass, is based on New Church teachings.

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Bryn Athyn Historic District

The Bryn Athyn Historic District, recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 2008, includes the renowned Bryn Athyn Cathedral and several Pitcairn family residences. Cairnwood, a 19th century country house in the Beaux-Arts style, was built by John and Gertrude Pitcairn. Bryn Athyn Cathedral, a medieval-style house of worship, was dedicated in 1919. Glencairn, completed in 1939, was once the home of Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn, but now serves as a museum of religious art and history.

Bryn Athyn was founded as a religious community in the late 19th century by members of a Christian denomination known as the New Church. The designs of Bryn Athyn Cathedral and Glencairn evolved gradually, relying on scale and full-sized plaster models rather than on predetermined architectural plans. Creative input was sought from the craftsmen themselves, who worked together with designers in workshops

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and studios built for them on site.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
visit us online at: www.bahistoricdistrict.org
 
Erected 2008 by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 40° 8.116′ N, 75° 3.839′ W. Marker is in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Cathedral Road 0.1 miles west of Huntingdon Pike (Pennsylvania Route 232), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn PA 19009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bryn Athyn Historic District (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glencairn (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Bryn Athyn Cathedral (about 600 feet away); Harold F. Pitcairn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Welcome to Huntingdon Valley Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); All Aboard for Valley Falls (approx. 1.1 miles away); Melmar (approx. 2 miles away); Willow Grove United Methodist Church, 1889 (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bryn Athyn.
 
Also see . . .
1. About Bryn Athyn Cathedral. (Submitted on July 1, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)

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Bryn Athyn Historic District

2. Bryn Athyn Historic District. (Submitted on July 1, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Borough of Bryn Athyn. (Submitted on July 1, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Photo taken from the Glencairn Museum tower
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 1, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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