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Gloria Dei Church

(Old Swedes')

 
 
Gloria Dei Church (Old Swedes') Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
1. Gloria Dei Church (Old Swedes') Marker
Inscription. Oldest church in Philadelphia. Founded, 1677, by Swedish settlers. This edifice of Swedish architectural design, was erected 1698-1703. The earlier place of worship was a blockhouse.
 
Erected 1954 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.074′ N, 75° 8.613′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Touch for map. Marker is along the north facade of the church, with entrance off Christian Street between Columbus Boulevard and Interstate 95. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named "Gloria Dei" Church (here, next to this marker); Catherine Hanson (here, next to this marker); Old Swedes' Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Avenue Immigration Station (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Grand Battery (about 700 feet away); Shot Tower (about 800 feet away); Stephen Decatur (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert Smith (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Gloria Dei (Old Swedes' Church). National Park Service
Gloria Dei Church (Old Swedes') Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
2. Gloria Dei Church (Old Swedes') Marker
website (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraNotable Buildings
 
Gloria Dei Church and Burial Ground image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
3. Gloria Dei Church and Burial Ground
Looking east.
Gloria Dei Church Interior image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
4. Gloria Dei Church Interior
1708 Rev. Rudman Burial Marker Inside Church image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
5. 1708 Rev. Rudman Burial Marker Inside Church
This marble covers the remains of the Rev'rend Andrew Rudman: being sent hither from Sweden. He first founded & built this church. Was a constant, faithful preacher in th' English, Swedes & Dutch churches eleven years in this countrey: where he advanc'd true piety, by sound doctrine & good example. He died Sepr. 17, 1708. Aged 40 years.
<i> Old Swedes Church (Gloria Dei Church) and cemetery, Philadelphia</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1860
6. Old Swedes Church (Gloria Dei Church) and cemetery, Philadelphia
Old Swedes Church (Gloria Dei Church) and cemetery, Philadelphia, with Reverend Jehu Curtis Clay standing among gravestones, one half of a stereographic print, Marian S. Carson Collection, Library of Congress.
Private John C. Hunterson image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
7. Private John C. Hunterson
Civil War Medal of Honor. Buried in graveyard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 10, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   6. submitted on November 29, 2014.   7. submitted on August 10, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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