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Trinity Chapel, Lawrence
  • Margaret Evelyn Whittemore
    1897–1983
    born: Topeka, Kansas, United States ; died: Sarasota, Florida, United States
  • Trinity Chapel, Lawrence, 1937
  • Where object was made: Kansas, United States
  • color linocut
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 7 x 9 in
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 177.8 x 228.6 mm
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0513.a
Description

Small church building with castle-like tower and stained glass windows. Leafless branches frame the composition in the foreground.


Trinity Parish in Lawrence was organized in 1858. The following year a small stone building resembling a country school house on the prairie was built and consecrated by Bishop Kemper. Dr. Robert Oliver who became rector soon after Quantrill's raid, began to transform the homely little building into the beautiful one of the present day, adding a new chancel, a tower, vestibule, diamond panel windows, and a transept. This was completed in 1865. Trinity Chapel is now the oldest Episcopal Church standing in the state.