31 in 31 of Your Favorite Buildings in Boston: #15

First Church, Roxbury (John Eliot Square)


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  First Church in Roxbury:

To be honest with all of you, I know nothing about this building, but thanks to the latest volume of the Society of Architectural Historians Buildings of the United States Series: Buildings of Massachusetts: Metropolitan Boston, I was able to read up on this beauty of a building.

The author of the entry on First Church considers this building to be an architecturally outstanding Federal-style church which was built according to church records by William Blaney, a carpenter and member of the Roxbury building committee. The church is based on one of Asher Benjamin’s pattern book designs.

First Church in Roxbury. Photo: Brian Corr

One Comment Add yours

  1. toddlarson says:

    This is one of my favorite buildings, too — one so overlooked but so significant to Boston’s and Roxbury’s heritage.

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