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Alterations to the Chancel of Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston, Mass., undated

Description

This rendering of alterations to the chancel at Trinity Church, in Copley Square, is beautifully detailed. The chancel, or the space around the altar, is the focal piece. Jesus overlooks a precipice of ornate pews and altars. Latin is inscribed on the wall, and carefully painted lambs and other biblical figures grace the walls.

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Details

Collection Name
General architectural and cartographic collection
Collection Code
AR001
Dates
undated
Physical Description
16 X 18 in., drawing
Collection Type
Architectural and Cartographic Materials
Description Level
Item
GUSN
313627
Reference Code
AR001.USMA.0250.008

Historical/Biographical Note

Built in 1872, the Trinity Church at Copley Square, in Boston, Mass., is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. It was designed by Henry Hobson Richardson in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, and is the building that establsihed Richardson's style.

Maginnis & Walsh was an architectural firm that started in 1905. During the first half of the 20th century, they worked on a variety of famous buildings in the Boston area, such as: St. Aidan's in Brookline, Our Lady of the Presenation Catholic Church in Brighton, Emmanuel Colllege in the Fens area, and the chancel at Trinity Church in Copley Square.

Record details

Originator
Maginnis & Walsh
Other People
Richardson, H. H. (Henry Hobson), 1838-1886
Other Organizations
Maginnis & Walsh
Descriptive Terms
altars (religious building fixtures)
chancel arches
churches (buildings)
three-point perspectives (drawings)
Material Type
renderings (drawings)
Subjects
Architecture
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Trinity Church (Boston, Mass.)

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