Trinity Episcopal Church, Hartford (1892)

December 2nd, 2007 Posted in Churches, Gothic, Hartford

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Trinity Parish was established in Hartford’s Asylum Hill neighborhood in 1859. The next year, a brownstone former Unitarian church was moved from downtown Hartford to serve as the parish’s first building. In 1892, it was replaced by a new Gothic Revival-style church, designed by Frederick C. Withers, an architect who had earlier designed the mansion known as Goodwin Castle for Rev. Francis Goodwin, Trinity’s third Rector, in 1873. The tower, designed by LaFarge & Morris, was added in 1912.

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  2. By Tony on Jul 2, 2008

    My father was the sexton, or caretaker, to Trinity church from 1992 to 2007. Under this position my father was required to live at the church, therefore I literally grew up in this building. It’s roots to Rev. Goodwin still runs in the walls of Trinity, for instance the gathering hall outside the santuary is called “Goodwin Hall”. I’m honored that this building is made visible on this website because it’s a beautiful building. Also, just as a “FYI” the ceiling to the sanctuary was designed to look like the bottom of Noah’s Ark to give the feeling of all God’s childeren are aboard the same ship. Trinity Church was built on a slight land fault and in the 1800’s they didn’t have the technology to have a bell in the the bell tower. However, due to an advancement in technology and a very generous donation from a faithful patron of Trinity, a bell was placed in the bell tower in 2001 and this bell can be heard every Sunday afternoon right before service. God Bless and thank you for reading!

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