Lancaster County PA Realty Check: 1766 Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster PA

1766 Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster PA

1766 Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, located at 31 S. Duke Street, Lancaster, PA, is a beautiful example of 18th century brick Georgian architecture.

 Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster PA

The congregation first formed in a small stone church in 1730.  The present church, started in 1761, was completed in 1766.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster PA

Trinity Church has one of the most complete archives in the United States.  The archives include church records of marriages, baptisms, and burials.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster PA

Records earlier than 1825 are recorded in old German script.  Many have since been translated into English.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster PA

 Many fine stained glass windows grace the church.  One was created by Louis Comfort Tiffany himself in 1913!  It was restored in 1990.  The photos of the spire were taken from an upper story of the Duke Street municipal parking garage.


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Comment balloon 2 commentsBrian Schulman • June 11 2010 12:01PM



The photos are beautiful and I'm sure the structure is even more impressive when viewed personally. Great architecture.

Posted by Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks (Resort Realty - Duck) over 8 years ago

Linda, some of the architectural detail in the church, particularly in the spire, is exquisite.  Thanks for stopping by!

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 8 years ago