Thomas Dawes's Church in Brattle Square

Description

Thomas Dawes' Brattle Square church, built in 1772, provided inspiration for other meetinghouses and churches. Its design combined elements of the traditional square New England meetinghouse with the longitudinal Anglican church of the 18th century. Frederic C. Detwiller argues that the significance of Dawes' long-destroyed church has been overlooked.

Details

Descriptive Terms

religious buildings

Additional Identification Number

Article ID 246

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1979.069.255.001

Abstract

Thomas Dawes' Brattle Square church, built in 1772, provided inspiration for other meetinghouses and churches. Its design combined elements of the traditional square New England meetinghouse with the longitudinal Anglican church of the 18th century. Frederic C. Detwiller argues that the significance of Dawes' long-destroyed church has been overlooked.

Date Notes

Volume 69, Number 255 (Winter/Spring, 1979)

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Record Details

Originator

Frederic C. Detwiller (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1979). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England