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Christ Church

 
 
Christ Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, October 29, 2015
1. Christ Church Marker
Inscription.  Established on Whitsunday 1844 by The Rt. Rev'd David Jackson Kemper, First Missionary Bishop of the The Episcopal Church, and by The Rev'd St. Michael Fackler, First Rector of Christ Church. This Gothic-Revival style building, erected in 1848 of "Pink" Brick, was damaged by cannon fire during the Battle of Lexington in 1861. It has an open-truss roof and lancet windows, Some of which are among the finest examples of painted glass. Furnishings are of walnut. The pipe organ was installed in 1866. The South Wing was added in 1882. The bell tower was completed in 1890 & the North Wing was added in 1957.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1844.
 
Location. 39° 11.08′ N, 93° 52.78′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Missouri, in Lafayette County. Marker is on 13th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington MO 64067, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Steamboat Saluda Disaster (within shouting distance of this marker); William Morrison (within shouting distance of this marker);
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The Library Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Vernon Foundation Stones (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lafayette County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lexington's First Public School Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wentworth World War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Christ Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, October 29, 2015
2. Christ Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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