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St. Mary's Episcopal
Church and Rectory
|Location||6849 Oak Street|
|Architectural style||Gothic Revival|
|NRHP reference No.||82002380|
|Added to NRHP||May 6, 1982|
St. Mary's Church is a parish in the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast of the Episcopal Church based in Milton, Florida. It is noted for its historic Carpenter Gothic-style church and its adjacent rectory, also known as the McDougall House, located at 300 Oak Street, now 6841 Oak Street. On May 6, 1982, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places as "St. Mary's Episcopal Church and Rectory."
The congregation first met for worship on August 4, 1867. The current church opened for services in 1878. As with other Carpenter Gothic churches, features of the Gothic Revival style have been executed in wood, such as its lancet windows, decorative bargeboards, and finials.
In 1989, St. Mary's Episcopal Church was listed in A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, published by the University of Florida Press. The listing quotes from Frank Lloyd Wright's book, The Aesthetics of American Architecture, in which he wrote: "Saint Mary's is a jewel created in the purest tradition of the Gothic Revival. It survives today wirh[clarification needed] its pure lines intact, its muted colors untouched. Purity, it is without a blemish."
The church celebrated its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
- Little, Aaron (July 28, 2017), "St. Mary's celebrates 150 years in Milton", Santa Rosa Press Gazette, retrieved 2019-04-03
- A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, 1989, Gainesville: University of Florida Press, p. 9, ISBN 0-8130-0941-3
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