Historic New England protects significant ecclesiastical building

Dec 12, 2013

All Saints Church in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood is the latest historic property protected through an easement held by Historic New England’s Stewardship Easement Program.  It is the third ecclesiastical property protected by the easement program, joining Old West Church and the Charles Street Meetinghouse, both on Boston’s Beacon Hill.

All Saints Church was designed by Ralph Adams Cram and constructed between 1892 and 1929. Recognized for its innovative and inspirational design, the church established Cram’s reputation as a major architect and influenced the design of Anglican church architecture in the United States for the next fifty years.  The preservation easement protects exterior facades of the church and parish hall and interior elements, including built-in furniture, woodwork, stonework, and important examples of religious and devotional ornamentation.

There are more than eighty properties currently protected through preservation easements with Historic New England that reflect a range of architectural styles and time periods in rural, suburban, and urban locations. Learn more about the Stewardship Easement Program.