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Perspective of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Rockland, ME, undated


This graphite, black and white perspective depicts the St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Rockland, ME. The church is built shingle-style, a architecture popular in the 19th century that featured roofs in the old New England, colonial style of plain shingles. There is a single cross perched on the roof and chimney with two spokes near it. The church is surrounded by a small amount of shrubbery.

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Collection Name
General architectural and cartographic collection
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Acquisition Type
Physical Description
1 perspective; graphite drawing in black and white; 13 X 9 in.
Collection Type
Architectural and Cartographic Materials
Description Level
Credit Line
Gifted by John R. and Judith B. Tankard
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Historical/Biographical Note

William Ralph Emerson (1833-1917) was an American architect and cousin of Ralph Waldo Emerson. He designed prominently in the popular Shingle-style of the 19th century, which focused on emulating the plain, shingled roofs of Colonial New England. He built a vareity of churches, homes, and hotels throughout New England, including Felstead (1896), a cottage for Frederick Law Olmstead in Deer Isle, ME and the Boston Art Club in Boston, MA.

Record details

Emerson, William Ralph, 1833-1917
Other People
Emerson, William Ralph, 1833-1917
Descriptive Terms
Colonial American styles
Shingle Style
chimneys (architectural elements)
churches (buildings)
crosses (motifs)
two-point perspectives (perspective views)
Material Type
two-point perspectives (perspective views)
Rockland (Knox county, Maine)
Places (Buildings)
St. Peter's Episcopal Church

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