St. Matthew & St. Mark

This is a very small section of the Trinity Church in Copley Square.  The architecture on this church is just amazing- so much detail.  I love how the building tells a story.  Apparently I'm not the only one who is impressed by this church- Wikipedia states that "Trinity Church is the only church in the United States and the only building in Boston that has been honored as one of the "Ten Most Significant Buildings in the United States" by the American Institute of Architects (AIA)."

Here's some more information gathered from wikipedia: "After its former site burned in the Great Boston Fire of 1872, the current church complex was erected under the direction of Rector Phillips Brooks (1835-1893), one of the best-known and most charismatic preachers of his time. The church and parish house were designed by Henry Hobson Richardson and construction took place from 1872 to 1877, when the complex was consecrated. Situated on Copley Square in the Back Bay, Trinity Church is the building that established Richardson's reputation. It is the birthplace and archetype of the Richardsonian Romanesque style, characterized by a clay roof, polychromy, rough stone, heavy arches, and a massive tower. This style was soon adopted for a number of public buildings across the United States, and was the first American architectural style imitated in Europe and Canada." 

Oh yeah, we won our first softball game of the season last night! Off to a good start.

 

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4 Comments

  1. Great picture Jame. And you’re right – the architecture really is amazing. Don’t see any buildings (churches or otherwise) being built like that these days.

  2. Nice photo. I don’t know how many times I’ve walked by this church and never thought to photograph it. You catch the ezquisite detail nicely.

  3. Shirley

    Beautiful picture.
    Congrats on the softball win. Are you playing Friday night this week?

  4. Jamie

    Practice Friday (depending on weather). Games are Mondays & Wednesdays

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