St. George Episcopal Church

St. George Episcopal Church (HM1420)

Location: Jacksonville, FL 32226 Duval County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 24.81', W 81° 25.76'

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St. George Episcopal Church, designed by Robert S. Schuyler and built in 1882, is a fine example of Carpenter Gothic, one of the most distinctive varieties of church architecture. Such churches were promoted by Floridas second bishop, John Freeman Young (1820-1885) just after the Civil War. Bishop Young divided north Florida into regions defined by major water bodies. These churches along the St. Johns River included St. George Episcopal Church on Ft. George Island. Using local materials and craftsmen, Carpenter Gothic became the preferred form of church construction from 1867 to 1924. Gothic architectural characteristics are defined by: a steep gable roof, a narrow rectangular building shape, pointed lancet windows and a bell tower. New York architect R. Dennis Chantrell (1783-1872) best described this type of church as a handsome church, which is a kind of standing sermon.

A Florida Heritage Site
HM NumberHM1420
Marker NumberF-544
Year Placed2005
Placed BySt. George Episcopal Church, and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 12:32pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 458764 N 3364684
Decimal Degrees30.41350000, -81.42933333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 24.81', W 81° 25.76'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 24' 48.60" N, 81° 25' 45.60" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10548 Fort George Rd, Jacksonville FL 32226, US
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