Interior Of St. John's Church

Interior Of St. John's Church Richmond Virginia


Stock #: 96708
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: Richmond
State: Virginia (VA)
County: Richmond (city)
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Postmark: 1907 Sep-11
PM City: Norfolk & Rich
PM State: R.P.O
Stamp: 1C
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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St. John's Church (Episcopal), a plain edifice at the corner of Broad and 24th Streets on Church Hill, was built in 1740, and is the oldest church in Richmond. The pew still remains where Patrick Henry made his famous speech closing with the words "Give me liberty of give me death," when, in 1775, the Virginia Convention met here to decide the action of the colony. Many of the headstones in the churchyard (in which the mother of Edgar Allen Poe was buried) bear dates as remote as 1751.