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Description The original Christ Church, in St. Michaels Parish, Maryland was founded in 1672 on the banks of what was then known as Shipping Creek, as one of the Chesapeake Bay areas original water churches for the Church of England. The English crown levied taxes on the colony payable on the feast day of St. Michael, September 29, and the river and eventually the settlement which grew up around its harbor, a thriving center for shipbuilding and shipping of local commodities, notably furs, timber and tobacco, became known as St. Michaels. Until the War of 1812, Christ Church maintained a simple frame structure, which was replaced by a red brick building in 1814. As the parish continued to grow in parishioners and affluence, this church building was replaced by the present stone and brick building completed in 1878. Well-known New York architect, Henry Martyn Congdon (1834-1922) designed the new church. Congdon also designed St. James Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, St. Thomas Church in Hartford, Connecticut, St. Michaels High Street in Brooklyn and the Long Walk at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. The style of architecture chosen for Christ Church was high Victorian Gothic.
Paul Coco, Brooklyn, NY Member Since August 2008 Artist Statement After a career in international sales and marketing, early retirement enabled me to turn a hobby into a passion and modern photo editing programs enabled me to add creativity to my view of the world.
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