Christ Episcopal Church

English-born architect Richard Upjohn, founder of the American Institute of Architects, designed this granite church in the early English parish style of Gothic architecture. The church features a Latin-cross plan and a stone bell tower, completed after the main building, in 1861. It is one of the four ecclesiastical anchors of Union (Capitol) Square and has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

Date: 1848-1852, 1859-1861

Images

Christ Episcopal Church, 2010 Image courtesy of A. Neifeld, Capital City Camera Club.
Christ Episcopal Church, 1980 Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
Christ Episcopal Church, 1965 Alter. Image courtesy of Historic Architecture Research. Altar, Christ Church, Raleigh, North Carolina. Project Records (UA110.041). Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries. July 29, 2014. http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/bh0222p05. NCSU Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials.
Christ Episcopal Church, 1965 Belltower with spire. Image courtesy of Historic Architecture Research. Belltower with spire, Christ Church, Raleigh, North Carolina. Project Records (UA110.041). Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries. July 29, 2014. http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/bh0222p04. NCSU Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials.
Christ Episcopal Church, 1965 Gallery. Image courtesy of Historic Architecture Research. Gallery, Christ Church, Raleigh, North Carolina. Project Records (UA110.041). Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries. July 29, 2014. http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/bh0222p07. NCSU Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials.
Christ Episcopal Church, 1965 Aerial View. Image courtesy of Historic Architecture Research. View, Christ Church, Raleigh, North Carolina. Project Records (UA110.041). Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries. July 29, 2014. http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/bh0222p06. NCSU Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials.
Christ Episcopal Church. date unknown Image courtesy of Tim Buchman, "Christ Episcopal Church," Tim Buchman Photographs, 1988-1998 (Buchman), Built Heritage of North Carolina: Historic Architecture in the Old North State, North Carolina State University, Libraries, Special Collections Research Center
Christ Episcopal Church, 1920-1940s Image courtesy of the North Carolina County Photographic Collection #P0001, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Christ Episcopal Church, 1965 Image courtesy of the Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries.

Location

120 East Edenton Street

Metadata

RHDC, “Christ Episcopal Church,” Raleigh Historic, accessed February 5, 2023, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/21.