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All Saints Episcopal Church - Fallsington Historic District - Fallsington, PA
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N 40° 11.274 W 074° 49.150
18T E 515393 N 4448628
Quick Description: Built in 1876, this church is a charming example of Gothic revival architecture. This church is a supporting structure for the Fallsington NRHP historic district.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 8/19/2009 7:09:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM71NG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:

Fallsington is an authentic 300-year-old quaker settlement. This village pre-dates other Friends historic districts by at least 50 years. Little known, and underrepresented in history books, it is one of the best existing examples of authentic pre-colonial life in America. There is a decent history of this village found in a nice book called The buried past: an archaeological history of Philadelphia By John L. Cotter, Daniel G. Roberts, Michael Parrington. It can be found on Google Books which can be found HERE (page 363-367). One last interesting note, looking at Google Earth, it is clear to see this village, via Main Street, was at one time connected to the Lincoln Highway.


About the Contributing Structure

The Gothic Revival-style church was built in 1876 by Mary W. Williamson a devote Episcopalian, who brought under-privileged girls from Philadelphia for summer vacations in Fallsington. A large addition was added to the rear of the Church in 1961. Today the original alter and pews can be found in the tiny basement chapel.

Anyone interested in learning about Quaker influences in Colonial America are advised strongly to come here. I visited this site with my friends Dennis and Jeff to log a virtual cache and were rewarded with some wonderful sites and history.

There is a really neat stone on the grass in front of the church which reads "All Saints Memorial Chapel Fallsington".


Narrative

In 1971, the Village of Fallsington was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. This nationally-registered historic district takes its name from nearby "Falls of the Delaware." Immediately surrounding the historic district is a neighborhood of residences of various ages, circa 1700's to 1990's. This Episcopal Church is a contributing structure to the historic district and the following text, albeit very brief, is excerpted from the original district nomination form submitted to the Department of Interior in 1971.

"All Saints Episcopal Church, 1876, a charming example of Gothic revival."
SOURCE

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Fallsington Historic District

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): [Web Link]

Address:
9 Old Locust Street Fallsington, PA 19054


How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

Optional link to narrative or database: [Web Link]

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