Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church
The church in 2011
|Location||302 W. Main St., Elkland, Pennsylvania|
|Architectural style||Late Victorian Romanesque|
|NRHP reference #||12000224|
|Added to NRHP||April 16, 2012|
Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church is a historic Presbyterian church located at Elkland, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1889, and is a two-story, brick church structure in a Late Victorian Romanesque style. It features a central tower at the entrance with belfry and tall steeple.
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.
- "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 4/16/12 through 4/20/12. National Park Service. 2012-04-27.
- "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes unknown. "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-12-29.
The Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church of Elkland, Pennsylvania received its name from the Parkhurst family of the same borough. The church was built as a memorial to Joel Parkhurst who was a leading citizen of Elkland, having established a number of businesses there in 1828 that grew to such large proportion as to make him the leading merchant of the valley. His philanthropy and civic responsibility earned him the respect of the citizens of Elkland who mourned his passing at age 84 December 6, 1884. His three living children, Anna Pattison, Susan Grier and Benjamin Parkhurst agreed that the most fitting memorial to Joel's faith and good works would be the construction of a church and to this end approached Otis Dockstader, Elmira architect, to design and construct a church on the original site of the various edifices that had served the Presbyterian community of worshipers. The church was built and dedicated in 1890 as the Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church. As the great-grandson of Joel Parkhurst I attest to the information given, Dr. William Parkhurst Thompson, Vero Beach, FL
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