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Americus in Sumter County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Calvary Episcopal Church

A Ralph Adams Cram Church

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Photographed By Dave W, September 3, 2022
1. Calvary Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.  Calvary Episcopal Church was organized in 1864 as a second effort to found an Episcopal parish in Americus. The cornerstone for the original wood-framed church was laid here in 1869. The current building was completed in 1921 under the leadership of Rev. James Bolan Lawrence and renowned architect Ralph Adams Cram. Cram is primarily known for his Gothic designs in college campuses and churches nationwide, including the Princeton University Chapel and New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Rev. Lawrence founded churches in Pennington, Vienna, Cordele, and Blakely, and also established congregations in Cuthbert, Dawson, and Benevolence. Rev. Lawrence served the Calvary parish from 1905-1947. Because of his dedication to evangelism and church planting in Southwest Georgia, Rev. Lawrence was recognized as a saint in Georgia by the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia in 1999.
Erected 2014 by Georgia Historical Society and Calvary Episcopal Church. (Marker Number 129-3.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
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32° 4.006′ N, 84° 13.826′ W. Marker is in Americus, Georgia, in Sumter County. Marker is on South Lee Street (Georgia Route 377) south of Brannan Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 408 S Lee St, Americus GA 31709, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Federal Headquarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Speaker Crisp (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rees Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Flood of July 1994 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The First Presbyterian Church of Americus (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Prather Clinic (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sumter County Courthouse Bell (approx. half a mile away); Founders Memorial Park (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Americus.
Calvary Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dave W, September 3, 2022
2. Calvary Episcopal Church Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2022, by Dave W of Co, Colorado. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 124 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2022, by Dave W of Co, Colorado. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 3, 2023