Trinity Parish Church
Seattle Landmark No. 106087
Viewed from the north
|Location||609 Eighth Ave.,|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architectural style||Early English Gothic Revival|
|NRHP reference No.||91001440|
|Added to NRHP||September 26, 1991|
|Designated SEATL||December 27, 1976|
Trinity Parish Church is a historic church located in the First Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, that was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. It is an Episcopal congregation in the Diocese of Olympia.
Trinity Parish Church, Seattle's first Episcopal church, was established on August 13, 1865. The congregation's first church building, which was located at Third Avenue and Jefferson Street, was not erected until 1870. This wooden building was consumed in the Great Fire of 1889. The church then moved to its present site, at 609 Eighth Avenue, where a replacement building was constructed, opening in 1892. It was designed by Chicago-based architect Henry F. Starbuck in English Gothic Revival style, and its construction was overseen by Charles A. Alexander. In 1902, a fire swept through the interior, leaving only the exterior walls. Seattle architect John Graham, Sr. was hired to rebuild the church as well as increase its size. Despite the additions, Graham maintained the English Gothic Revival style while adding German stained glass windows and an altar of Italian marble.
The stained glass windows were designed by the Franz Mayer & Co. of Munich, Germany. The Carrara marble altar was designed and fabricated in Italy with mother of pearl, ceramic tile and Venetian gold glass.
The Rev. Jeffrey Shilling Gill is the current rector of Trinity Parish Church. Trinity is a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, known as the Episcopal Church in Western Washington, a diocese of the Episcopal Church in Washington state west of the Cascade Range.
The building was severely damaged in the 2001 Nisqually earthquake, but the altar, reredos and windows all survived fully intact. It was rebuilt, restored and earthquake-retrofitted. This work was completed in late 2005. Architects for this project were Bassetti Architects.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- "Landmarks and Designation". City of Seattle. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
- L. Garfield and Mark Gralia (May 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Trinity Parish Church" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
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