31 in 31 of Your Favorite Buildings in Boston: #2

Trinity Church, 206 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116

Henry Hobson Richardson, 1872-1877

 I was inspired to highlight 31 buildings in Boston in 31 days after the architecture blog A Daily Dose of Architecture . Not only was I going to highlight 31 buildings, but 31 of Bostonian’s favorite buildings. This is the series.

About Trinity Church:

Comprehensive mural scheme by a group of artists led by John LaFarge, stained glass windows by Clayton and Bell, Eugene Oudinot, William Morris and Edward Burne Jones, Margaret Redmond, Henry Holliday, Daniel Cottier, Burlison and Grylls, and John LaFarge.

Trinity Church gave birth to the style known today as the Richardsonian Romanesque and launched the careers of Richardson as one of the greatest American architects and John LaFarge as a muralist and stained glass artist. I’m not doing Trinity Church any justice with this post, but (shameless promotion) if you are in Boston you can take one of my guided tours of the building.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Todd Larson says:

    Great photos of Trinity! I especially liked the old black-and-white image of, I assume, the church at the time of Copley Square’s reconstruction in the early 1990s. Shows how steadfast, fixed, like a rock Trinity has been through its neighborhood’s many changes.

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