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Grace Episcopal Church - Pike Road, Alabama
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo
N 32° 21.311 W 086° 05.704
16S E 585146 N 3580166
Quick Description: Marker telling the story of Grace Episcopal Church in Pike Road, Alabama. It is a nineteenth century church that reflects its rural roots.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 12/18/2011 6:12:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMDB6K
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 6

Long Description:
Grace Episcopal Church traces its history back to the 1850s. At that time the unincorporated area we call Mount Meigs was a tiny farming community near Montgomery. Now the expanding suburbs are reaching out in that direction. For now, the church and its garden maintain the quiet atmosphere of the rural beginnings, but it is not clear how long that may last. The church proper was completed in 1893, but other building have been added over the succeeding decades. It is a small church but it does have a cemetery and an extensive English-style garden that is open to the public.
Marker Name: Grace Episcopal Church

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
The text of the marker reads: Grace Episcopal Church In the late 1850s the cluster of Episcopal families around Mt. Meigs undertook to build a church and engaged Pennsylvania architect Joseph W. Pierson to prepare the plans. The plans were submitted in April 1861, but due to the hardships caused by the Civil War and its aftermath, it was over 30 years before the church was actually built. Finally becoming a reality in 1893, Grace Church was constructed according to Pierson's original plans in the "Gothic Revival" style popular for rural Episcopal churches all across the South during the 1850s. The auxiliary buildings and the church gardens are of a much more recent construction to reflect the style of the original sanctuary. Sponsored by the East Montgomery County Historical Society Alabama Historical Association 2000

Date Dedicated / Placed: 2000

Marker Number: Not Listed

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