St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

118 W Poplar St, Harrodsburg, KY

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, whose cornerstone was laid on April 17, 1860, was opened for services on September 12, 1861. Bishop Benjamin Smith designed and supervised its construction; but instead of providing delineations, he made a model in wood that is said to have been a small replica of a church in England he had attended as a boy. Bishop Smith not only designed and supervised the church’s construction; he also carved three ecclesiastical chairs in the chancel, the communion rail around the chancel, and a tripod supporting the baptismal font. All stained glass windows appear to be English-made. Slave pews were along the western wall.