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Trinity Episcopal Church
The building in this photograph is the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Gainesville. Designed by Architect J. W. Hawkins of Jacksonville, it was completed in 1907 at a cost of $25,000. A description of the building from "Church of the Holy Trinity: A Panorama of Our Parish," published by the Church in 1991, says, "An architectural style popular in the early 1900s was Gothic Revival or Neo-Gothic. The true gothic architecture placed the tower at the end of the building with tall pointed arches and vaulted ceilings. A three section arch with fleur-de-lis carving in the center and six supporting cross-beams was used. The composition stone was made of cement, crushed granite and coral rock, a veneer over brick and mortar." An English artisan who had immigrated to America was hired as the "stone finisher" on the exterior of the church. A devastating fire destroyed the sanctuary on January 21, 1991, but it was rebuilt and the first service in the new sanctuary was held on Easter Sunday 1995. This postcard, dated June 25, 1912, was published by Bobbe Litho Co., New York, for Twentieth Century 5 and 10 Cent Store, Gainesville, Fla.; it was copied with the permission of Archie L. Jackson.
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