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

Collection Type

  • Architecture



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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.


Descriptive Terms

chimneys (architectural elements)
Shingle Style
Colonial American styles
churches (buildings)
crosses (motifs)
two-point perspectives (perspective views)
two-point perspectives (perspective views)

Physical Description

1 perspective; graphite drawing in black and white; 13 X 9 in.

Collection Code


Collection Name

General architectural and cartographic collection

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Credit Line

Gifted by John R. and Judith B. Tankard


Rockland (Knox county, Maine)

Record Details


Emerson, William Ralph, 1833-1917

Material Type

two-point perspectives (perspective views)

Other People

Emerson, William Ralph, 1833-1917



Description Level


Historical/Biographical Note

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.