Emmanuel Episcopal Church (Rapid City, South Dakota)

Emmanuel Episcopal Church (Rapid City, South Dakota)

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Emmanuel Episcopal Church (Rapid City, South Dakota)

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Emmanuel Episcopal Church is an historic Gothic Revival sandstone Episcopal church located at 717 Quincy Street in Rapid City, South Dakota, in the United States. On May 29, 1975, Emmanuel Church was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

National Register listing

  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church (added 1975 - Building - #75001722)
  • 717 Quincy St., Rapid City
  • Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
  • Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
  • Architectural Style: Gothic, Other
  • Area of Significance: Architecture, Religion
  • Period of Significance: 1875-1899
  • Owner: Private
  • Historic Function: Religion
  • Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure
  • Current Function: Religion
  • Current Sub-function: Religious Structure


History

Emmanuel Episcopal Church is the only downtown Rapid City church still in its original building. A small group began holding services in Rapid City in 1887, under the leadership of George G. Ware, a lay reader who was later ordained and became the first rector. The cornerstone of the original sandstone church was laid November 10, 1887, and the first services were held in the new building in 1888.

The church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The original church building was enlarged by an addition to the south in the early 1940s, which also incorporated a stone Parish Hall adjacent on the east. In 1954, a large, new Parish Hall with a stage, kitchen and basement classrooms was added and, in 1991, an addition for......

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