62 West Rittenhouse Street
Zion Evangelical/St. Barnabas Episcopal/Mt. Tabor Baptist Church

"1-- W. Rittenhouse Street, St. Barnabas Church (photograph)."
Photograph from the Philadelphia Historical Commission

This church, built 1849, is among the earliest buildings based on St. James the Less, the first true Gothic Revival building in this country. The stone building includes a simple gable facade, fronted by a low pointed, arched stone entrance. Other architectural details include pairs of gothic windows on the side flanks and a small bell-cote on the roof.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, organized by white Episcopalians to serve African-Americans in Germantown, acquired this stone building (the former Zion Evangelical Church) in 1904. The church later became Mt. Tabor Baptist Church.

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