Beverly in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
— Steeple and Bell Tower preservation —
Built in 1853 - 1855 through Philadelphia architects Frazer, Furness & Hewitt in the Gothic Revival Style, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church was the tallest structure in the area at that time, where it's 220-foot steeple served as a landmark and navigational aid for ships traveling the Delaware River.
Consecrated by Bishop George W. Doane October 1, 1855, the newly constructed church began it's first bell ringing Christmas Eve, 1855. Soonafter, local Beverly Schools would sound the steeple bell to call children to classroom until the school district could purchase their own bell.
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church is listed with the National Registry of Historic Places January 15, 1999, and New Jersey Register of Historic Places July 7, 1999. Work continues to this day with active workship, community outreach and stewardship on spreading the word of the Lord.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion Communications. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 15, 1999.
Location. 40° 3.911′ N, 74° 55.036′ W. Marker is in Beverly, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is on Warren Street (County Road 543) just east of Wilmerton Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 158 Warren St, Beverly NJ 08010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dunk’s Ferry Bicentennial Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Beverly Veterans (approx. 0.4 miles away); Memorial Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tides at Neshaminy (approx. 0.6 miles away in Pennsylvania); Avenue of Flags (approx. 0.8 miles away); 9/11 Memorial (approx. 1˝ miles away); "Babe" Ruth (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beverly.
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