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St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. 1908 Central Avenue, Cheyenne. 

The design for this church was drawn by New York architect Henry M. Congdon and, according to tradition, was inspired by Stoke Poges Church constructed near London in 1080 AD. The latter is famous as the site where Thomas Gray wrote “Elegy in a Country Church Yard.” Construction of the red lava stone St. Mark’s was begun in 1886, and dedication was held in 1888. Exterior additions made over the years are a parish house completed in 1912 and a bell tower added in 1925. Characterizing the interior are furnishings done in hardwood including open beams, pews, altar were in place at the time of dedication in 1888; however, some of the clerestory windows date from the period of the 1920’s. Each is the creation of a master craftsman and most of them are signed; one in the foyer was done by Tiffany. Interior changes have been made over the years, such as the addition of a Reuter pipe organ and a marble floor.

St. Mark’s has been the scene of noteworthy events such as a special service held for Tom Horn, following the hanging of the professional gunman in November, 1903. The funeral for General John J. Pershing’s wife and three daughters, who died tragically in a fire at the Presidio in San Francisco, was held there on August 27, 1915. Franklin Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor attended services at St. Mark’s on October 14, 1936, and among the prominent members of its congregation were eleven Wyoming governors. Wyoming.

Source: A Guide to Historic Sites by the Wyoming Recreation Commission Page 140.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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