Christ Church, steeple

Christ Church, steeple
christ church
Image by Martin LaBar
This is the steeple of Christ Church, in Philadelphia, arguably the most historic church in the United States. At one time, this was the tallest structure in the colonies. The first black minister, in a major denomination, was ordained here. There is a chandelier, with candles, hanging from the ceiling. It was lit this month for a wedding, and also lit for the wedding of Benjamin Franklin’s daughter.

The tour guide said that this church was built around the original building, but that materials from that original building were used to make the steeple, so those materials have been in use since 1695. The newer church (this one) was finished in 1744.

For more on the history of this building, see here.

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