Florida’s Oldest Masonry Church
This beautiful, historic church was built in 1832 and known for its longevity in the city of Pensacola. Not only is this house of worship considered to be one of the oldest church buildings in Florida, it the oldest masonry church in the state which still stands on the original foundation.
Prior to the buildings construction, between 1763 and 1783 the Bishop of London granted priests the right to have service on these grounds. This time was during Pensacola’s years of British occupation. It was not until 1827 that the parish was organized and following that the church erected about five years later. The church was established under the Episcopal denomination.
This church serves as a representation of Norman-Gothic Style. Photographers and historians have studied the structure due to its age and décor.
Over the years this church has been a place of worship, a library and even a museum. During the Civil War, Union troops even took occupation of the building. The troops used the building as barracks and a hospital.
Violet Sky’s Visit
This church stands out in the historic and beautiful district of Pensacola. I was amazed that this church is the oldest in the state of the masonry style. It was the fascinating history that made me realize just how remarkable the Old Christ Church really is!
How to Visit
Prized for its elegant stained glass windows and historic flair the church is now used for events and weddings. Guided tours are also made available to spectators.
A 360-degree view of the church is also made available by Historic Pensacola at https://real.vision/405-south-adams-street.
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