Answered By: Travis Souther
Last Updated: Jun 14, 2019     Views: 191

NW corner of Market Street and Fifth Avenue

  • 197 feet or 60.0456 meters from sidewalk to top of spire
  • The spire is the same height as the one that toppled over in 1996 during Hurricane Fran.
  • The taller spire was replaced at the same height it was in its original state – 197 feet.
  • It was completed originally in 1861 and was completed the second time in 1998.
  • The First Baptist Church eastern spire was said to be the tallest church spire in the United States, according to Tony P. Wrenn in his 1984 book Wilmington, N.C.: An Architectural and Historical Portrait.
  • First Presbyterian Church comes in close second with 172 feet or 52.4256 meters from sidewalk to the top of the rooster on the spire.

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