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Backstory: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

The St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on 7th and Wolcott as it originally stood before an addition. The parish was formed in Casper in 1890 and first occupied a small wood building on 2nd and Wolcott in 1891. That building now sits at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds. (David Memorial Collection, Casper College Western History Center)

The St. Mark’s Episcopal parish was established in Casper in 1890.

According to their website, the parish built their first building on the corner of 2nd and Wolcott in 1891. The parish soon outgrew the wood frame building, and a larger brick building was erected nearby in 1907.

Less than two decades later the parish again needed larger accommodations, so land was bought on the corner of 7th and Wolcott. The original small wooden structure was moved and the brick building was demolished. The current building was completed in 1925, and a large addition was added some years later.

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St. Mark’s Episcopal Church has been on the corner of 7th and Wolcott since 1925. An addition to the left was added some years later. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church received an addition to its west side. (David Memorial Collection, Casper College Western History Center)
The interior of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church looks much the same as it did in 1925. (David Memorial Collection, Casper College Western History Center)
The original St. Mark’s Episcopal Church sat on the corner of 2nd and Wolcott. It was used as a parish house after a larger brick church was built. In 1954 it was moved to the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds, where it still stands today. (David Memorial Collection, Casper College Western History Center)