The Floating Church of the Redeemer, Philadelphia.

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View of the floating Episcopal church built 1849 after the designs of Dennington. Shows the church on pontoons in the Delaware harbor. A flag inscribed "Bethel" adorns the church steeple and parishioners, including a woman, stand on the deck and within the church entrance. A steamboat, rowboat, and docked ships are visible in the background. Also includes the names of the members of the building committee in the lower right corner. The church moored at the foot of Dock Street until reconsecrated to a New Jersey parish in 1853 and placed on a brick foundation. Building burned 1868.


Owner: Library Company of Philadelphia
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    Jan Egil Kristiansen

    • 03/Sep/2010 18:39:00

    An additional meaning of house flag.