St. Peter's Church

Jct. of 3rd and Pine Sts., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


St. Peter's Protestant Episcopal Church

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Constructed between 1758 and 1764, St. Peter's Protestant Episcopal Church is nationally significant for its unique Anglican church plan produced by one of colonial America's premier builders of the Georgian style, Robert Smith. St. Peter's represents an exceptionally well-preserved example of mid-18th century Georgian-style architecture with an interior plan that is considered an innovative and extremely rare response to 18th-century Anglican liturgy. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, June 19, 1996

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 18, 1996
Reference number
Architectural style
Areas of significance
Architecture; Religion; Social History
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
B - Person; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Religious structure; Cemetery
Current functions
Religious structure; Cemetery
Periods of significance
1750-1799; 1800-1824; 1825-1849; 1875-1899
Significant years
1758; 1789; 1875

Update Log 

  • June 21, 2012: Updated by wdzinc: Corrected Map Coordinates