English-born architect Richard Upjohn, founder of the American Institute of Architects, designed this granite church in the early English parish style of Gothic architecture. The church features a Latin-cross plan and a stone bell tower, completed after the main building, in 1861. It is one of the four ecclesiastical anchors of Union (Capitol) Square and has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

Photo by Alan Neifeld, Capital City Camera Club
courtesy of Preservation North Carolina

120 East Edenton Street
1848-1852, 1859-1861
Gothic Revival


Richard Upjohn

Local/National Designations
Raleigh Historic Landmark
National Historic Landmark
National Register of Historic Places


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