Saint Clement's Episcopal Church, 901 Portland Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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St. Clement's Episcopal Church

St. Clement's Church, c. 1905 Minnesota Historical Society Photograph
St. Clement's Interior, Christmas, c. 1910
Address: 901 Portland Avenue
Neighborhood/s: Summit Hill, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1894-1895
Primary Style: Gothic
Additions: Parish House - 1913
Historic Function: Religious/Place of worship
Current Function: Religious/Place of worship
Architect or source of design: Cass Gilbert
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Limestone
Material of Roof: Slate
Material of Foundation: Limestone

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Saint Clement's Episcopal Church, 901 Portland Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota
(44.942863° N, 93.138182° WLatitude: 44°56′34.307″N
Longitude: 93°8′17.455″W
National Register of Historic Places Information
Certification date: December 31, 2007

Founded in 1893 as Emmanuel Mission, the church was built through the gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Eaton, the widow of Rev. Theodore Eaton, rector of St. Clement's Church, N.Y., N.Y. Cass Gilbert was named architect for the project by Bishop Mahlon Gilbert who wanted the new church as his "pro-cathedral" in the Twin Cities. Although some scholars regard St. Clement's as one of Gilbert's most "archaeological" designs, incorporating many features of English country churches, even including a lychgate, the interior of the church is decidedly Victorian and incorporates a number of features copied from St.Clement's in New York.

Most prominent of these is the stain-glass window in the chancel, by Tiffany Studios, modeled on the Robert Wier painting, "Evening of the Crucifixion" which hung above the alter at St. Clement's in New York.


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