Clermont, IA 52135, USA
30 October 2000
| Junction of Mill and Thompson, Clermont, Iowa|
St Barnabas Episcopal, Clarissa Cook Home for, St James Episcopal Church, Christ Episcopal Church, St John's Episcopal Church
The Episcopal Church of the Saviour is a parish church in the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa. The church is located in Clermont, Iowa, United States. The church building, along with the statue of David Henderson, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. The parish was established in 1867. The church was built the same year and it was consecrated by Bishop Henry Washington Lee on December 16, 1870.
The church building was built of Iowa limestone that was quarried from the Williams Quarry east of Clermont. In 1930 a slate roof replaced the cedar shingles that had been put on in 1903. It is one of three Episcopal churches that were built as a memorial to the two children of Frances Dyer Vinton of Providence, Rhode Island. The other two churches were built in Providence, and in San Gabriel, California. The altar and cross were given to the church from the Trinity Church Guild of Middletown, Connecticut. It was given in recognition of the work of Mrs. William Larrabee, Jr., a daughter-in-law of a former governor of Iowa.
Episcopal Church of the Saviour (Clermont, Iowa) Wikipedia
David B. Henderson was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1882-1902. He represented the people of Iowa's 3rd congressional district. From 1899 to 1903 he served as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman Henderson was the first Speaker of the House west of the Mississippi. Iowa Governor William Larrabee had the statue made and presented to the city of Clermont in his memory.