Nevada Attractions January 10, 2019
The Oldest Church In Nevada Dates Back To The 1800s And You Need To See It
Nevada is full of fascinating historic destinations, but this particular place is especially noteworthy. Dating back to the mid-1800s, this church is considered the oldest in the state. Despite its impressive age, this church is still looking great and it’s still used even to this day. The history of this place is fascinating, so be sure to plan a visit to admire Nevada’s oldest church soon. The church is absolutely awe-inspiring and it’s bound to leave you impressed.
Located within Carson City's lovely historic district, St. Peter's Episcopal Church isn't just the oldest Episcopal church in the state, but the oldest church
in general. This church is a true historic gem that everybody should see.
This shot of St. Peter's was taken back in 1973. Not a lot has changed even since then!
The church was originally constructed in 1868. It definitely doesn't look too bad considering it's well over a century old! In fact, the church still holds service every week and is home to a tight-knit yet lively congregation.
The site for the church was actually acquired in 1865. It took three years for the entire church to be constructed and cost $5,500. Over the years, some additions would be made to the church. An expansion was completed in 1874, a library was added in 1875, and a beautiful stained glass window from England was installed shortly after.
The church is certainly striking. Although the identity of the architect is unknown, it's widely believed that Henry Marvin Yerington was responsible for the design. Created in the style of Gothic Revival, the church is noted for its sophistication and Medieval and Classic elements.
Here's an interesting fact—the church's pews are arranged in three groups of rows. This makes it the only Episcopal church west of the Mississippi River without a center aisle to the altar. Who knew?
The church hasn't been without its struggles. It suffered during the collapse of the mining industry in the late 19th century. It was forced to close temporarily in 1909. However, both the church's structure and parish persisted and are doing well to this day.
It's not very often you come across such a historically rich and beautiful structure such as this one. Carson City is full of fascinating destinations, but St. Peter's definitely stands out. Visit it at 314 N. Division St.
Carson City, NV 89703.
Did you know that St. Peter’s Episcopal Church was the oldest in the state? It looks great considering how old it is! Check out our list of
10 Beautiful Churches In Nevada That Will Leave You Speechless for more destinations like this one.
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